Madjid Tavana, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Systems and Analytics
Dr. Madjid Tavana is a Professor of Business Systems and Analytics and the Lindback Distinguished Chair of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at La Salle University where he served as Chairman of the Management Department and Director of the Center for Technology and Management. He has been a Distinguished NASA Research Fellow at Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Naval Research Laboratory - Stennis Space Center and Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, a PMIS and a PhD in Management Information Systems and received his post-doctoral diploma in strategic information systems from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Decision Analytics, the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, the International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems and the International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences. He has published over one hundred research papers in academic journals such as Decision Sciences, Information Systems, Interfaces, Annals of Operations Research, Omega, Information and Management, Expert Systems with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers and Operations Research, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Advances in Engineering Software, among others.
Areas of Expertise
- Decision Support Systems
- Information Systems Analysis and Design
- Supply Chain Management
- Strategic Decision Sciences
- Multi-criteria Decision Making
- Business Process Management
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Tavana, M., Khalili-Damghani, K. and Abtahi, A.R. (Accepted Manuscript in Press) ‘A Hybrid Fuzzy Group Decision Support Framework for Advanced-Technology Prioritization at NASA,’ Expert Systems with Applications.
Tavana, M. and Zandi, F. (2012) ‘Applying Fuzzy Bi-Dimensional Scenario-Based Model to the assessment of Mars Mission Architecture Scenarios,’ Advances in Space Research, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 629–647.
Tavana, M. and Hatami-Marbini, A. (2011) ‘A Group AHP-TOPSIS Framework for Human Spaceflight Mission Planning at NASA,’ Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38, No. 11, pp. 13588–13603.
Tavana, M., Sodenkamp, M. and Suhl, L. (2010) ‘A Soft Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Model with Application to the European Union Enlargement,’ Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 181, No. 1, pp. 393-421.
Tavana, M. and Sodenkamp, M. (2010) ‘A Fuzzy Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Model for Advanced Technology Assessment at Kennedy Space Center,’ Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 61, No. 10, pp. 1459-1470.
Tavana, M. and O’Connor, A. (2010) ‘An Integrated Strategic Benchmarking Model for Assessing International Alliances with Application to NATO Membership Enlargement,’ Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 791-806.
Tavana, M., Bourgeois, B.S. and Sodenkamp, M. (2009) ‘Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Benchmarking System at the Department of Defense,’ Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 192-221.
Tavana, M. (2008) ‘Fahrenheit 59: An Environmental Decision Support System for Benchmarking Global Warming at Johnson Space Center,’ Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 307-325.
Tavana, M. (Editor) (2013) ‘Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making,’ IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Tavana, M. (Editor) (2013) ‘Competition, Strategy, and Modern Enterprise Information Systems,’ IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Tavana, M. (Editor) (2012) 'Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy,' IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Tavana, M. (Editor) (2012) 'Enterprise Information Systems and Advancing Business Solutions: Emerging Models,' IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Tavana, M. (Editor) (2011) 'Managing Adaptability, Intervention, and People in Enterprise Information Systems,' IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.