International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Madjid Tavana
ISSN online: 1755-8085
ISSN print: 1755-8077
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IJADS promotes integration of functional and behavioural areas of business with concepts and methodologies of decision sciences and information systems, with explicit focus on modelling and applied decision-making. It offers practical guidance bridging the gap between theory and practice and draws on a wide range of disciplines, including accounting, decision sciences/management science, finance, information systems, marketing, operations/business process and strategic/organisational management. IJADS is the flagship journal of Alpha Iota Delta, the international honour society in decision sciences and information systems.


 Topics covered include

  • Accounting
  • Decision sciences and management science
  • Finance
  • Information management and systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations and business process management
  • Strategic and organisational management


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  • Accounting
    • Accounting information systems
    • Accounting performance evaluation
    • Accounting policies and procedures
    • Activity-based costing
    • Auditing
    • Budgeting
    • Continuous monitoring and audit
    • Control systems
    • Cost accounting and management
    • Financial accounting
    • Financial systems security and audit
    • Intelligent systems in accounting
    • Information technology auditing
    • Managerial accounting
    • Market efficiency
    • Pensions
    • Reliability and assurance of financial systems
    • Reporting decisions
    • Sampling
    • Tax accounting

  • Decision Sciences and Management Science
    • Customer relationship management
    • Data envelopment analysis
    • Distributed decision making
    • Dynamic programming
    • Enterprise resource management
    • Forecasting
    • Fuzzy logic
    • Game theory
    • Goal programming
    • Group decision making
    • Heuristics
    • Integer and binary programming
    • Linear programming
    • Markov processes
    • Mathematical programming
    • Military decision making
    • Multi-attribute utility theory
    • Multi-criteria decision making
    • Network theory
    • Neural networks
    • Optimal control theory
    • Optimisation
    • Probability models
    • Project management
    • Quality management and systems
    • Queuing theory
    • Resource management and allocation
    • Risk analysis and management
    • Simulation
    • Statistical process control

  • Finance
    • Asset allocation and valuation
    • Bankruptcy and financial distress
    • Capital and asset pricing
    • Corporate finance
    • Divestitures
    • Financial markets and models
    • Futures
    • Investment analysis and banking
    • Market timing
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Optimal contracting
    • Options
    • Portfolios
    • Speculation
    • Stocks and bonds

  • Information Management and Systems
    • Artificial intelligence and expert systems technologies and issues
    • Conceptual data modelling
    • Data warehousing and mining
    • Database management technologies and issues
    • Decision support and group decision support systems
    • Distributed data processing
    • Electronic commerce technologies and issues
    • Electronic government and electronic data interchange
    • Emerging technologies management
    • End-User computing issues
    • Executive information systems
    • Geographic information systems
    • Global information technology management
    • Healthcare information technology
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Information economics
    • Information processing models
    • Information systems planning
    • Information technology security issues
    • Knowledge-based systems
    • Management information systems
    • Network security
    • Object-oriented systems
    • Strategic information systems
    • Systems development methodologies
    • Telecommunications

  • Marketing
    • Advertising and promotion
    • Brand management
    • Brand switching
    • Consumer behaviour
    • Distribution channels
    • Market share models
    • Marketing research
    • Pricing
    • Product design and planning
    • Product mix
    • Product positioning
    • Psychometrics
    • Revenue management
    • Sales analysis
    • Services marketing

  • Operations and Business Process Management
    • Aggregate planning
    • Assembly systems
    • Automation and robotics
    • Benchmarking
    • Business process management and modelling
    • Capacity planning
    • Cellular manufacturing
    • Channel management and coordination
    • Closed-loop supply chains
    • Collaborative forecasting and planning
    • Computer integrated manufacturing
    • Distribution and logistics
    • Facility planning
    • Field service operations
    • Flexible manufacturing systems
    • Flow shops
    • Forecasting
    • Global operations management
    • Group technology
    • Hierarchical planning
    • Inventory management and coordination
    • Job shop scheduling
    • Just-in-time systems
    • Lean manufacturing
    • Logistics service performance
    • Lot sizing
    • Machine scheduling and sequencing
    • Mass customisation
    • Master production scheduling
    • Materials requirements planning
    • Network design
    • Process planning and control
    • Product planning
    • Project management
    • Repetitive manufacturing
    • Research and development management
    • Service operations
    • Shop floor control
    • Socio-technical systems
    • Supply chain management
    • Technology management
    • Total quality management
    • Transportation
    • Workforce planning and scheduling

  • Strategic and Organisational Management
    • Competitive strategy
    • Conflict resolution
    • Corporate governance
    • Cross-training
    • Diversification strategies
    • Diversity issues
    • Employee discipline
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Expectancy theory
    • Globalisation
    • Goal setting
    • Group dynamics
    • Healthcare management
    • Human resources management
    • Incentives
    • Job satisfaction
    • Joint ventures
    • Labour relations
    • Leadership
    • Motivation
    • Negotiation
    • Organisational management
    • Participation
    • Performance evaluation and appraisal
    • Planning
    • Reengineering
    • Social issues
    • Strategic decision making
    • Strategic planning
    • Team building
    • Workforce planning and management



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Papers published in IJADS should not only meet high standards of research rigour and originality, but also embrace managerial relevance. The principal objective of the journal is to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, practicing managers, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the practical applications of decision sciences. IJADS is interested but not confined to papers that focus on one or more of the following dimensions:

  • Define new problem domains in managerial decision-making
  • Develop new methodologies to formulate decision problems
  • Apply decision sciences and/or information systems methods uniquely to interesting problems.


The audience for IJADS includes anyone interested in practical aspects of decision sciences and information systems. Because decision sciences and information systems are highly interdisciplinary, our audience includes the research community specialists and practitioners who work as consultants or in-house experts in business, industry, and government and those who study or teach courses in decision sciences, information systems, or related disciplines in academia.


IJADS publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, management reports, book reviews, notes, and commentaries. Special Issues devoted to important topics in decision sciences and information systems will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Tavana, Madjid, La Salle University, USA

Associate Editor (Accounting)

  • Pathak, Jagdish, University of Windsor, Canada

Associate Editors (Decision Sciences and Management Science)

  • Amouzegar, Mahyar, The University of New Orleans, USA
  • Cheong, France, RMIT University, Australia

Associate Editor (Finance)

  • Joseph, Nathan Lael, Aston University, UK

Associate Editors (Information Systems)

  • Connolly, Regina, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Di Sciascio, Eugenio, Technical University of Bari, Italy

Associate Editor (Marketing)

  • Sohi, Ravipreet (Ravi) S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Associate Editors (Operations and Business Process Management)

  • Bose, Indranil, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Khalili-Damghani, Kaveh, Azad University (South-Tehran Branch), Iran

Associate Editor (Strategic and Organisational Management)

  • O'Connor, Aidan, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France

Editorial Board Members

  • Al-Shammari, Minwir, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
  • Baldwin, Amelia A., University of Alabama-Huntsville, USA
  • Bourgeois, Brian S., Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Brooks, Chris, University of Reading, UK
  • Buzaglo, Georges, Management Strategies International, USA
  • Castillo Ocampo, Ramón, Tecnológico de Monterrey and National Public Health Institute, Mexico
  • Chandra, Akhilesh, University of Akron, USA
  • Chang, Maiga, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Collons, Rodger, Drexel University, USA
  • Connolly, Peter, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland
  • Corbitt, Brian, RMIT University, Australia
  • Davalos, Sergio, University of Washington – Tacoma, USA
  • De Bondt, Werner, DePaul University, USA
  • Debreceny, Roger, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, USA
  • Deegan, Andrew, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Di Caprio, Debora, York University, Canada
  • Dumka, Ankur, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
  • Emrouznejad, Ali, Aston University, UK
  • Ferreira, Maria Joao, Portucalense University, Portugal
  • Forte, Peter, ESCEM School of Business and Management, France
  • Gauzente, Claire, University of Angers, France
  • Gonsalves, Gerald C., South Carolina State University, USA
  • Ha, Sung-Ho, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Heil, Oliver P., Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • Huff, Sid, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jain, Apurva, University of Washington Business School, USA
  • Johnston, Robert B., University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Kachitvichyanukul, Voratas, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Kenc, Turalay, Bradford University, UK
  • Keramati, Abbas, University of Tehran, Iran
  • Khurshed, Arif, University of Manchester, UK
  • Klusch, Matthias, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
  • Kuflik, Tsvika, The University of Haifa, Israel
  • Lee, Vincent C. S., Monash University, Australia
  • Lind, Mary, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
  • Lombardi, Rosa, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Malshe, Avinash, University of St. Thomas, USA
  • Mickhail, George, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Miltgen, Caroline, University of Angers, France
  • Mishra, Birendra (Barry) K., University of California, Riverside, USA
  • Mohebbi, Esmail, University of West Florida, USA
  • Montazemi, Ali R., McMaster University, Canada
  • Moosa, Sharafali, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Newman, Julian C., Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Ng, Wee-Keong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ortiz, James N., NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
  • Pal, Raktim, James Madison University, USA
  • Parayre, Roch, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Pichappan, Pit, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Piramuthu, Selwyn, University of Florida, USA
  • Puttonen, Vesa, University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Quaddus, Mohammed, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Razzaque, Mohammed A., The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Rea, Alan, Western Michigan University, USA
  • Sabbaghi, Asghar, Indiana University South Bend, USA
  • Saini, Amit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Santos Arteaga, Francisco J., Free University of Bolzano, Italy
  • Sharma, Sushil K., Ball State University, USA
  • Shaw, Duncan, Aston University, UK
  • Simkins, Betty, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Sinha, Piyush Kumar, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
  • Soliman, Khalid, Hofstra University, USA
  • Sriram, Ram S., Georgia State University, USA
  • Szabat, Kathryn A., La Salle University, USA
  • Tippins, Michael J., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA
  • Ulferts, Gregory W., University of Detroit Mercy, USA
  • Wang, Yi-Shun, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
  • Wee, Hui Ming, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
  • Wee, Kwan Eng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Winch, Graham W., University of Plymouth, UK
  • Wong, Kuan Yew, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Xu, Heng, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Zhang, Zuopeng (Justin), State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA


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