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Welcome to the Decision Sciences Institute

A professional organization of Academicians and Practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. Through national, international and regional conferences, competitions, and publications, the Institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines. The Institute also plays a vital role in the academic community by offering professional development activities and job placement services.


Decision Line

The official news publication of the Institute, is published 5 times annually and includes a wide range of practical and educational feature columns (int'l studies, academic research, POM, IT, doctoral studies, classroom instruction, and software and book reviews), as well as information on members, regions, annual meeting events and placement activities.

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Decision Sciences

A quarterly, professional journal that publishes scholarly research about decision making within the boundaries of an organization. Decision Sciences (Journal) is subscribed to by more than 1,000 libraries and read by over 4,000 faculty and students in all functional areas of business, as well as by corporate-related personnel and consultants.

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Marc Schneiderjans,
DSI President



A Message From The President

On behalf of the entire DSI family, I am pleased to welcome you to The Decision Sciences Institute. We’re glad you've decided to join us in our mission of advancing the science and practice of decision making.

Our history tells the story of tradition, innovation and education, but also with learning and evolution come change. There are a lot of exciting changes happening at DSI. We’re launching this new website that will serve as a portal for our members, students, fellows, sponsors, volunteers, etc. The new site has been designed with the future in mind and plans have been set to provide regional members with access to their specific web portal, where you’ll be able to share and receive information about your experiences/areas of interest. 

Aside from our push for efficiency and restructuring, there has been a shift in the global landscape of decision sciences, business interactivity, information technology and communication over the past few decades. All of which lead us to our focus of this year’s conference; Technology and the Rapidly Changing Global Business Landscape – How the heightened pace of technological innovation is driving change in business and business educational paradigms.

I look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference – Happy 45th Birthday DSI! 




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ATTENTION ALL, FROM THE DSI HOME OFFICE

We will be out of the office due to the 45th Annual Meeting of DSI
When: November 19th -30th


As a quick reminder, the 45th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute is November 22-25 in Tampa, FL.

In order to prepare for over 1,000 attendees, the DSI home office will need to arrive early. The home office staff will be out of the office beginning Wednesday, November 19th and will return Monday, December 1st.

Although we will be unable to answer phone calls, we will do our best to manage your questions and requests via email.

NOTE: If you plan to register for the annual meeting this week or on-site in Tampa, your registration packet may not be immediately available at registration. We will do our best to create your packets as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the home office today.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. We hope to see you in Tampa!

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Call for Papers

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Call for Papers


Over the last decades, offshoring of production activities to emerging countries has raised significant managerial challenges for companies and severe economic and social concerns in Western countries due to the loss of jobs and the depletion of manufacturing skills. Though clues exists that the reverse trend (a phenomenon known as “Reshoring”, or “Backshoring”) has recently started raising, and it is attracting the interest of the Academic community. Reshoring is a company’s location decision. It refers to the relocation to the home country of formerly offshored (in-sourced or out-sourced) production or service activities.

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Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education: Volume 12 No. 4

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DSJIE Releases Latest Issue Online


The latest issue of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) is now available online. This issue includes two teaching briefs, one conceptual research article, and two empirical research articles.

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A Letter from the President

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A Letter from the President



Your Board of Directors are helping to change and advance DSI to be a more responsive organization. For example, DSI is in the process of launching a social media program as another modernizing step in making our organization provide better service to our members. This new communication effort will among other things help keep you informed of important dates and events that DSI is undertaking.

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Trends and Research in the Decision Sciences

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Best Papers from the 2014 Annual Conference



For a half century, the members of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) have conducted and published quality research related to decision making in business and other organizations. Though the focal phenomena are diverse and cover many disciplines, the common focus is the individual and organizational decision process, with particular emphasis on improving effectiveness and efficiency. Topics range from supply chain management to information technology to operations management to healthcare administration and many others. This research is presented annually at our national and regional conferences and is found in our flagship journal, Decision Sciences, as well as the Decision Sciences Journal on Innovative Education.

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Decision Line Latest Issue Now Available Online

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Decision Line Latest Issue Now Available Online



We are proud to present you with the latest issue of Decision Line for 2014. This issue is filled with informative pieces that you will find of great interest, including a letter from President Schneiderjans which outlines important points that were discussed and voted by the board.

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6th Annual EDSI Conference

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2015 EDSI Annual Conference


We cordially invite you and your colleagues to submit your manuscripts or proposals for tracks for possible inclusion in the 6th annual conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI) (http://www.edsi2015.it). The conference will take place at Hotel Villa Diodoro in Taormina (Italy) from May 31, 2015 to June 3.
The submission deadline is Jan 10, 2015 for competition papers, and Feb 10 for working papers.

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DSI INFO Listserv



DSI-INFO, an email listserv maintained by the Decision Sciences Institute, broadcasts messages containing news and announcements relating to DSI and the entire decision sciences community. The listserv can be used for announcing calls for papers and for updating news on meetings and other events.