A critical review of decision support systems foundational articles
Decision Support, Decision support systems, DSS, DSS History
AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation
Decision Support Systems (DSS) is a mature field of study with an extensive conceptual and empirical literature. This research study provides a starting point for learning and reviewing the foundation literature of the field. Decision support and analytics researchers can benefit from revisiting the methodologies, identifying under-explored ideas, and hopefully identifying visionary concepts from thought leaders who established the DSS research stream. This article reports a systematic examination of the DSS foundational literature published in MIS Quarterly during its first fifteen years of publication -- 1977-1991. In addition to examining the relevance of these articles to current and future research, the findings of the study provide a reference point for DSS research categories. Articles were categorized in terms of theory, methods, concepts and perspectives about computerized decision support that enrich research and encourage future exploration.
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Philips-Wren, Gloria; Power, Daniel; Daly, Mary; and Adam, Frederic, "A critical review of decision support systems foundational articles" (2017). Faculty Publications. 948.