Advances in multiple criteria decision making and human systems management : knowledge and wisdom : in honor of Professor Milan Zeleny /
edited by Yong Shi, David L. Olson, and Antonie Stam.
Amsterdam ; Washington, DC : IOS Press, c2007.
xiv, 405 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
158603748X, 9781586037482
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Amsterdam ; Washington, DC : IOS Press, c2007.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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First Chapter
This volume, edited as a Festschrift in honor of Prof. Milan Zeleny, reflects and emulates his unmistakable legacy: the essential multidimensionality of human and social affairs. There are many levels of this multidimensionality presented in this volume: 1. Multidisciplinarity of contributed papers 2. Multinationality of their authors, extending even to the editors and the publisher and 3. Multicultural and multilevel exposition, ranging from empirical studies to philosophical foundations. Generally, these papers can be divided into three parts: Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Social and Human System Management; and Information, Knowledge and Wisdom Management. It is the recognition of multidimensionality in decision making, economics, optimization, systems, cybernetics and the pursuit of knowledge that bear the stamp of specific Zeleny's contributions. His life-long dedication to multidimensionality has produced an ultimate multidimensional being, living in academic 'multiverse', functioning in a boundaryless world of all continents, cultures and countries. This book is as diverse and as multidimensional as the man and his work.
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Table of Contents
Biosketch of Milan Zeleny
Multi-objective preferences and conflicting objectives : the case of European monetary integrationp. 3
Multicriteria routing models in telecommunication networks - overview and a case studyp. 17
Post-merger high technology R&D human resources optimization through the De Novo perspectivep. 47
An example of De Novo programmingp. 65
Multi-value decision-making and games : the perspective of generalized game theory on social and psychological complexity, contradiction, and equilibriump. 75
Comparing economic development and social welfare in the OECD countries : a multicriteria analysis approachp. 108
The enlightenment, Popper and Einsteinp. 131
Value focused management (VFM) : capitalizing on the potential of managerial value driversp. 149
Zeleny's human systems management and the advancement of humane idealsp. 176
Outsourcing risks analysis : a principal-agent theory-based perspectivep. 195
Mobile technology : expanding the limits of the possible in everyday life routinesp. 202
Informed intent as purposeful coordination of actionp. 218
Competence set analysis and effective problem solvingp. 229
Information and knowledge strategies : towards a regional education hub and highly intelligent nationp. 253
Needed : pragmatism in KMp. 269
Knowledge management platforms and intelligent knowledge beyond data miningp. 272
Continuous innovation process and knowledge managementp. 289
An exploratory study of the effects of socio-technical enablers on knowledge sharingp. 303
Urban system and strategic planning : towards a wisdom shaped managementp. 316
Digest wisdom : collaborate for win-win human systemsp. 341
Selected publications of Milan Zelenyp. 372
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