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Understanding Complex Systems

Complex Decision Making

Theory and Practice

Editors: Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan, Spector, Michael, Davidsen, Paal (Eds.)

  • Reviews the principles underlying complex decision making
  • Presents a range of practical tools and techniques for decision making in complex environments and systems
  • Offers an expert forecast of future directions in decision making theory and practice
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About this book

The increasingly complex environment of today's world, characterized by technological innovation and global communication, generates myriads of possible and actual interactions while limited physical and intellectual resources severely impinge on decision makers, be it in the public or private domains.

At the core of the decision-making process is the need for quality information that allows the decision maker to better assess the impact of decisions in terms of outcomes, nonlinear feedback processes and time delays on the performance of the complex system invoked. 

This volume is a timely review on the principles underlying complex decision making, the handling of uncertainties in dynamic envrionments and of the various modeling approaches used. The book consists of five parts, each composed of several chapters:

 I: Complex Decision Making: Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

II: Tools and Techniques for Decision Making in Complex Environments and Systems

III: System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling

IV: Methodological Issues

V: Future Directions

 

 

 

 

 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • How to Improve Dynamic Decision Making? Practice and Promise

    Karakul, Mustafa (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Expertise and Dynamic Tasks

    Spector, J. Michael

    Pages 25-37

  • Dynamic Handling of Uncertainty for Decision Making

    Koh, S.C. Lenny

    Pages 41-58

  • Using System Dynamics and Multiple Objective Optimization to Support Policy Analysis for Complex Systems

    Duggan, Jim

    Pages 59-81

  • Creation of Hydroelectric System Scheduling by Simulation

    Latorre, Jesús M. (et al.)

    Pages 83-96

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-73665-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-73664-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09283-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Decision Making
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
  • Michael Spector
  • Paal Davidsen
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-73665-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-73665-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-73664-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09283-1
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 337
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