Decision Support Systems: Types, Advantages and Disadvantages


Frances J. Roberts (Editor)

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship

BISAC: BUS083000

A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program used to support determinations, judgments, and courses of action in an organization or business. Chapter One provides an overview of model-driven DSSs and the utility and limits of these systems in real estate. Chapter Two reviews, classifies, and compares the DSSs for fund raising management with particular reference to the different considered approaches, the mathematical methods employed, the specific considered parts of the process, the requirements and the conclusions of the related studies, the applications utilized by non-profit organizations, the complexity and the usability of the systems, the numerical achieved results, and possible further developments. Chapter Three describes a DSS for vocational training organizations based on the Choquet integral, a well-founded and widely used technique for multicriteria decision making.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Decision Support Systems in Real Estate: History, Types and Applications
(Carsten Lausberg and Patrick Krieger – Nürtingen-Geislingen University, Campus of Real Estate, Geislingen, Germany, et al.)

Chapter 2. Decision Support Systems for the Management of the Fund Raising Process: A Review
(Luca Barzanti – Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 3. A DSS to Evaluate the Mental Workload in Vocational Training Organizations Based on the Choquet Integral
(Luca Barzanti, Lia Benvenuti and Enrico Gaudenzi – Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna, Italy, et al.)


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