Author: William J. Stevenson Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub ISBN: 0073252905 Book Pages: 812 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This text combines the market leading writing and presentation skills of Bill Stevenson with integrated, thorough, Excel modeling from Ceyhun Ozgur. Professor Ozgur teaches Management Science, Operations, and Statistics using Excel, at the undergrad and MBA levels at Valparaiso University --and Ozgur developed and tested all examples, problems and cases with his students. The authors have written this text for students who have no significant mathematics training and only the most elementary experience with Excel.
Author: David Ray Anderson Genre: Management science Publisher: ISBN: 0314096876 Book Pages: 763 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This volume provides an applications-oriented introduction to the role of management science in decision-making. The text blends problem formulation, managerial interpretation, and math techniques with an emphasis on problem solving.
Author: Frederick Hillier Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education ISBN: 9780077498948 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The fifth edition text focuses on business situations, including prominent non-mathematical issues, the use spreadsheets, and involves model formulation and assessment more than model structuring. The text has three key elements: modeling, case studies, and spreadsheets. In addition to examples, nearly every chapter includes one or two case studies patterned after actual applications to convey the whole process of applying management science.
Author: Charles T.T. Edwards Genre: Science Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781317615163 Book Pages: 460 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
A key goal of fisheries management is to regulate extractive pressure on a resource so as to ensure social, economic and ecological sustainability. This text provides an accessible entry point for students and professionals to management science as developed in fisheries, in order to facilitate uptake of the latest ideas and methods. Traditional management approaches have relied upon a stock assessment based on existing understanding of resource status and dynamics, and a prediction of the likely future response to a static management proposal. However all such predictions include an inherent degree of uncertainty, and the last few decades have seen the emergence of an adaptive approach that uses feedback control to account for unknown future behaviour. Feedback is achieved via a control rule, which defines a relationship between perceived status of the resource and a management action. Evaluations of such rules usually include computer simulation testing across a broad range of uncertainties, so that an appropriate and robust rule can be selected by stakeholders and managers. The book focuses on this approach, which is usually referred to as Management Strategy Evaluation. The book is enriched by case study examples from different parts of the world, as well as insights into the theory and practice from those actively involved in the science of fisheries management.
Author: E. N. Barron Genre: Mathematics Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9781118030653 Book Pages: 440 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
A fundamental introduction to modern game theory from amathematical viewpoint Game theory arises in almost every fact of human and inhumaninteraction since oftentimes during these communications objectivesare opposed or cooperation is viewed as an option. From economicsand finance to biology and computer science, researchers andpractitioners are often put in complex decision-making scenarios,whether they are interacting with each other or working withevolving technology and artificial intelligence. Acknowledging therole of mathematics in making logical and advantageous decisions,Game Theory: An Introduction uses modern software applications tocreate, analyze, and implement effective decision-makingmodels. While most books on modern game theory are either too abstractor too applied, this book provides a balanced treatment of thesubject that is both conceptual and hands-on. Game Theoryintroduces readers to the basic theories behind games and presentsreal-world examples from various fields of study such as economics,political science, military science, finance, biological science aswell as general game playing. A unique feature of this book is theuse of Maple to find the values and strategies of games, and inaddition, it aids in the implementation of algorithms for thesolution or visualization of game concepts. Maple is also utilizedto facilitate a visual learning environment of game theory and actsas the primary tool for the calculation of complex non-cooperativeand cooperative games. Important game theory topics are presented within the followingfive main areas of coverage: Two-person zero sum matrix games Nonzero sum games and the reduction to nonlinear programming Cooperative games, including discussion of both the Nucleolusconcept and the Shapley value Bargaining, including threat strategies Evolutionary stable strategies and population games Although some mathematical competence is assumed, appendices areprovided to act as a refresher of the basic concepts of linearalgebra, probability, and statistics. Exercises are included at theend of each section along with algorithms for the solution of thegames to help readers master the presented information. Also,explicit Maple and Mathematica® commands are included in thebook and are available as worksheets via the book's related Website. The use of this software allows readers to solve many moreadvanced and interesting games without spending time on the theoryof linear and nonlinear programming or performing other complexcalculations. With extensive examples illustrating game theory's wide range ofrelevance, this classroom-tested book is ideal for game theorycourses in mathematics, engineering, operations research, computerscience, and economics at the upper-undergraduate level. It is alsoan ideal companion for anyone who is interested in the applicationsof game theory.
Author: Bernard W. Taylor Genre: Management science Publisher: Prentice Hall ISBN: 0131424394 Book Pages: 761 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This best-selling introduction to the techniques and applications of management science is designed to make the subject easy to understand, interesting, and accessible for readers with limited mathematical background or skills. The book focuses on management science not only as a collection of techniques and processes, but as a philosophy and method for approaching problems in a logical manner.KEY TOPICS: Following a Òbegin-from-the-basicsÓ approach for all topics, this book provides comprehensive coverage and flexible organization but does not assume an understanding of the mathematical underpinnings of any topic on the part of the reader. Each short, easy-to-read chapter centers around simple, straightforward examples that demonstrate the fundamentals of the techniques and provide specific solution steps that can be applied to other situations. Demonstrates how management science techniques can improve efficiency and save money. It also interweaves computer usage throughout every chapter. The sixth edition of Introduction to Management Science has been revised to reflect the most up-to-date practices and techniques. It now includes a revised discussion on the modeling process and new discussions the Analytical Hierarchy Procedure (AHP) and Multiple Regression. It also includes Excel Spreadsheet Solutions, including Excel QM, Crystal Ball software, and TreePlan software. An essential reference book for every professional manager.ÿ
Author: David Anderson Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN: 9781111532222 Book Pages: 896 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Provide your students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in the decision-making process with the latest edition of the book that has defined today’s management science course: Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Martin’s AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO DECISION MAKING, REVISED 13th Edition. The trusted market leader for more than two decades, the new edition of this text now reflects the latest developments in Microsoft Office Excel 2010. All data sets, applications and screen visuals throughout this REVISED 13th Edition reflect the details of Excel 2010 to accurately prepare your students to work with today’s latest spreadsheet tools. The authors continue to provide unwavering accuracy with the book’s proven applications-oriented approach and timely, powerful examples. The book’s hallmark problem-scenario approach introduces each quantitative technique within an applications setting. Students must apply the management science model to generate solutions and recommendations for management. A comprehensive support package offers all the written and online time-saving support you need with trusted solutions written by the text authors to ensure accuracy. Students gain an understanding of today’s most useful software applications with premium online content, including online chapters, LINGO software and Excel add-ins. Student even receive a copy of the popular Microsoft Project Professional 2010 on the text’s accompanying CD. Trust the world leader AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO DECISION MAKING, REVISED 13th Edition to provide the support your course and today’s students need. The Student Essential Site PAC (Printed Access Card) that comes with the new book includes: Case Files, Example Files, Problem Files, Tutorials, Solvertable, Palisade DecisionTools (StatTools), Excel Tutorial. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.