The current economic crisis is seen by many as yet another proof of the inadequacy of managerial decision support systems. In spite of three decades of academic and applied research on decision support systems, many organizations still question whether IT can improve managerial effectiveness. Have social media, any more than the enterprise technologies that have preceded them, fundamentally improved how managers use information in taking decisions?
This special issue aims to explore the relationship between information, information architectures, and organisational decision making. Building upon a multi-disciplinary approach, the contributions will explore how both new forms of IT and/or new approaches to decision sciences can potentially elucidate and enhance managerial choices in providing measurable value to the organisation.
Papers that address theory and practice of all aspects of organisational decision making are invited. Case studies and empirical research are welcome. Contributions will be evaluated on their originality, clarity, and relevance. Submissions from all interdisciplinary areas and from people with practical experience in industry or government are encouraged.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Metadata and metamodelling
- Knowledge management
- Multimedia applications using web services
- Ontology and the semantic web
- Protocols and standards
- Choice modelling
- Decision analysis
- Decision theory
- Fuzzy logic
- Game theory
- e-Business system design and development
- Social networks and information systems
- E-business strategies
- New business models
Submission of papers : 15 June, 2010
Notification of acceptance : 15 October, 2010