Quantitative Analysis for Management

ISBN-10: 0136036252
ISBN-13: 9780136036258
Edition: 10th 2009
List price: $237.00
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Description: Easy to understand-even for learners with limited math backgrounds, this book uses a modeling approach to provide thorough coverage of the basic techniques in quantitative methods and focuses on the managerial applications of these techniques. An  More...

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Book details

List price: $237.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/29/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 768
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Easy to understand-even for learners with limited math backgrounds, this book uses a modeling approach to provide thorough coverage of the basic techniques in quantitative methods and focuses on the managerial applications of these techniques. An interesting and reader friendly writing style makes for a clear presentation, complete with all the necessary assumptions and mathematical details.Chapter topics include probability concepts and applications, decision models and decision trees, regression models, forecasting, inventory control models, linear programming modeling applications and computer analyses, network models, project management, simulation modeling, and more.For an introduction toquantitative analysis, quantitative management, operations research, or management science-especially for those individuals preparing for work in agricultural economics and health care fields.

Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. He has endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University. He also provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin.

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Probability Concepts and Applications
Decision Analysis
Regression Models
Forecasting
Inventory Control Models
Linear Programming Models: Graphical and Computer Methods
Linear Programming Modeling Applications:With Computer Analyses in Excel and QM for Windows
Linear Programming: The Simplex Method
Transportation and Assignment Models
Integer Programming, Goal Programming, and Nonlinear Programming
Network Models
Project Management
Waiting Lines and Queuing Theory Models
Simulation Modeling
Markov Analysis
Statistical Quality Control
CD-ROM Modules
Analytic Hierarchy Process M1-1
Dynamic Programming M2-1
Decision Theory and the Normal Distribution M3-1
Game Theory M4-1
Mathematical Tools: Determinants and Matrices M5-1
Calculus-Based Optimization M6-1

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