Quantitative Methods for Business

ISBN-10: 0273694588
ISBN-13: 9780273694588
Edition: 4th 2008
Authors: Donald Waters
List price: $188.20
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Book details

List price: $188.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

Donald Waters has over 30 years' experience of teaching and working in logistics and operations management. He is the author of several well-known logistics books, including Global Logistics (also published by Kogan Page). He has lectured extensively in the area and was until recently Professor of Operations Management at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is now a visiting professor at various universities, including University of Calgary, Warsaw School of Economics, Czech Management Centre, University of Quebec at Montreal, University of Sheffield, Henley Management College and Edinburgh Business School. He runs a company that is centred around management research and education. He is a member of the CILT.

Preface
Background
Managers and numbers
Quantitative tools
Drawing graphs
Collecting and summarising data
Collecting data
Diagrams for presenting data
Using numbers to describe data
Desccribing changes with index numbers
Solving management problems
Finance and performance
Regression and curve fitting
Forecasting
Simultaneous equations and matrices
Planning with linear programming
Rates of change and calculus
Introducing statistics
Uncertainty and probabilities
Probability distributions
Using samples
Testing hypotheses
Management problems with uncertainty
Making decisions
Quality management
Inventory management
Porject networks
Queues and simulation
Glossary
Solutions to review questions
Probabilities for the binomial distribution
Probabilities for the Poison distribution
Probabilities for the Normal distribution
Probabilities for the t-distribution
Critical values for the X2 distribution
Index

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