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Management Decision Making
Spreadsheet Modeling, Analysis and Application


  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108835022

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  • Management Decision Making is a spreadsheet-based introduction to the tools and techniques of modern managerial decision making. The author shows how to formulate models in Microsoft Excel that can be used to analyse complex problems taken from all the functional areas of management, including finance, marketing, operations, and human resources. A broad range of analytical methods is discussed, including linear programming, integer linear programming, decision analysis, decision trees, queues, and Monte Carlo simulation. The book is aimed at students of business, economics and engineering, including those taking MBA courses. It will also be of great interest to business managers who want to learn more about practical spreadsheet modeling.

    • All decision problems discussed from a managerial perspective
    • Extensive Excel primer included as an appendix
    • Solutions manual and transparencies of all figures available on the web
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108835022
    • dimensions: 254 x 203 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.724kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The science of managerial decision making
    Part I. Decision Making Using Deterministic Models:
    2. Introduction to linear programming models
    3. Developing model formulation skills
    4. More advanced linear decision problems
    5. Output analysis I: small changes
    6. Output analysis II: large changes
    7. Integer linear programs
    Part II. Decision Making Under Uncertainty:
    8. Introduction to probability models
    9. Decision making under uncertainty
    10. Decision trees
    11. Management of congested service systems
    12. Monte Carlo simulation
    Appendix. An Excel primer.

  • Author

    George E. Monahan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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