International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Building Intuition

Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles

Editors: Chhajed, Dilip, Lowe, Timothy J. (Eds.)

  • The book will equip students and managers with an intuitive understanding of basic quantitative models that can be used in making every day business decisions without using any extensive quantitative data or methods
  • Some of the very biggest names in the Management Science field have developed and carefully written these chapters on the field’s basic models
  • Each chapter has been structured in a similar format, and carefully written and edited to ensure the material is especially well-motivated and clearly accessible
  • In addition to building intuition and generating management insights, the book explains why intuition either fails or succeeds
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About this book

One of the primary purposes of any model is to build intuition and generate insights. Typically, a model is developed to be able to better understand phenomena that are otherwise difficult to comprehend. Models can also help in verifying the correctness of an intuition or judgment. In spite of the fact that many educators and practitioners recognize the intuition-building power of simple models, this is the first book in the field that uses the power of the basic models and principles to provide students and managers with an “intuitive understanding” of operations management.

 

Building Intuition: Insights From Basic Operations Management Models and Principles touches on nine fundamental models and principles, and outlines the key insights behind each one. To ensure that the volume is accurate, authoritative, accessible and well-written, the chapters are developed by leading experts in each chapter area and written with the students and managers in mind. The book’s primary purpose is to motivate and to enable readers to develop insights with respect to a number of models that are central to the study and practice of operations management.

 

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"‘This user-friendly book will help the reader to develop insights with respect to a number of models that are important in the study and practice of operations management’. … all the chapters are extremely well written and a pleasure to read. … This would be a good book to use as a text in any operations management course, and in particular for operations management courses which are part of a ‘liberal studies’ program. It would also be good book for managers … ." (R Bharath, Journal of the Operational Research society, Vol. 60 (7), 2009)


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eBook $109.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-73698-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4471-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Intuition
Book Subtitle
Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles
Editors
  • Dilip Chhajed
  • Timothy J. Lowe
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
115
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73699-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73699-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-73698-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4471-9
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 186
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations
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