Title: One more time: does a computer-based decision support system improve managerial decisions?

Authors: Donald H. Hammond, Thomas D. Clark, Sandra J. Hartman, Stephen M. Crow

Addresses: Department of Management, University of New Orleans, Lakefront, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA. ' Department of Management, University of New Orleans, Lakefront, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA. ' Department of Information and Management Sciences, Florida State University, USA. ' Department of Management, University of New Orleans, Lakefront, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA

Abstract: The literature contains a number of studies dealing with the effectiveness of decision support systems (DSS). The results from these studies have been inconclusive in providing an answer to the question: does a computer-based DSS improve decision effectiveness? These studies have suggested a number of methods to provide a clearer answer to the question. The research reported in this paper has built on the previous research by incorporating a number of recommendations into the design. A highly restrictive design of a decisional guidance decision support system was tested in a laboratory setting. The results support the notion that DSS can enhance managerial decision making. More specifically, the experiments indicate that decision makers perform better with computer-based support that directs a change in the decision process toward a normative decision model.

Keywords: computer-based DSS; decision support systems; DSS effectiveness; managerial decision making; decision modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1995.062419

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1995 Vol.8 No.5/6, pp.290 - 300

Published online: 05 Jun 2014 *

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