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Madjid Tavana, Ph.D.

Madjid Tavana, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Business Systems and Analytics

tavana@lasalle.edu

215.951.1129

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Madjid Tavana, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany.  Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 15 books and over 270 research papers in international scholarly academic journals.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.

Areas of Expertise

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Decision Sciences
  • Multi-criteria Decision Making
  • Business Process Management

Education

  • Post-Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
  • Ph.D., American University in London
  • PMIS., Drexel University
  • MBA., La Salle University
  • B.S., Tehran Business College

Teaching

  • Information Technology for Decision Making
  • Decision Support and Expert Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Business Process Management

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

Visit http://tavana.us/publications.shtml for more publications.

Tavana, M., Khalili-Damghani, K., Santos Arteaga, F.J. and Hossaini, A. (2019) ‘A Fuzzy Multi-Objective Multi-Period Network DEA Model for Efficiency Measurement in Oil Refineries,’ Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 135, pp. 143-155.

Tavana, M., Khanjani Shiraz, R. and Di Caprio, D. (2019) ‘A Chance-Constrained Portfolio Selection Model with Random-Rough Variables,’ Neural Computing and Applications, Vol. 31, No. S2, pp. 931-945.

Tavana, M., Santos-Arteaga, F.J. and Di Caprio, D. (2018) ‘The Value of Information as a Verification and Regret-Preventing Mechanism in Algorithmic Search Environments,’ Information Sciences, Vol. 448-449, pp. 187-214.

Tavana, M., Di Caprio, D. and Santos-Arteaga, F.J. (2018) ‘An Extended Stochastic VIKOR Model with Decision Maker’s Attitude Towards Risk,’Information Sciences, Vol. 432, pp. 301-318.

Tavana, M., Abtahi, A.R., Di Caprio, D., Hashemif, R. and Yousefi-Zenouz, R. (2018) ‘An Integrated Location-Inventory-Routing Humanitarian Supply Chain Network with Pre- and Post-Disaster Management Considerations,’Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Vol. 64, pp. 21-37.

Tavana, M., Ebrahimnejad, A., Santos-Arteaga, F.J., Mansourzadeh, S.M. and Kazemi Matin, R. (2018) ‘A Hybrid DEA-MOLP Model for Public School Assessment and Closure Decision in the City of Philadelphia,’ Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Vol. 61, pp. 70-89.

Tavana, M., Di Caprio, D.  and Santos-Arteaga, F.J. (2017) ‘A Multi-criteria Perception-Based Strict-Ordering Algorithm for Identifying the Most-Preferred Choice among Equally-Evaluated Alternatives,’ Information Sciences, Vol. 381, pp. 322-340.

Tavana, M., Santos-Arteaga, F.J. and Di Caprio, D. (2017) ‘The Effect of Preference Similarity on the Formation of Clusters and the Connectivity of Social Networks,’ Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 72, pp. 208–221.

Tavana, M., Khalili-Damghani, K., Santos-Arteaga, F.J. and Zandi, M.H. (2017) ‘Drone Shipping versus Truck Delivery in a Cross-Docking System with Multiple Fleets and Products,’ Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 72, pp. 93-107.

Santos-Arteaga, F.J., Di Caprio, D., Tavana, M. and O’Connor, A. (2017) ‘Innovation Dynamics and Labor Force Restructuring with Asymmetrically Developed National Innovation Systems,’ International Business Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 36-56.

Tavana, M., Di Caprio, D. and Santos-Arteaga, F.J. (2016) ‘Modeling Sequential Information Acquisition Behavior in Rational Decision Making,’ Decision Sciences, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 720-761.

Tavana, M., Santos-Arteaga, F.J., Di Caprio, D. and Tierney, K. (2016) ‘Modeling Signal-Based Decisions in Online Search Environments: A Non-Recursive Forward-Looking Approach,’ Information and Management, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 207-226.

Tavana, M., Di Caprio, D., Santos-Arteaga, F.J. and O’Connor, A. (2015) ‘A Novel Entropy-Based Decision Support Framework for Uncertainty Resolution in the Initial Subjective Evaluations of Experts: The NATO Enlargement Problem,’ Decision Support Systems, Vol. 74, pp. 135-149.

Books

Patnaik, S., Ip, A. W. H., Tavana, M. and Jain, V. (Editors) (2020) ‘New Paradigm in Decision Science and Management,’ Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.

Xhafa, F., Patnaik, S. and Tavana, M. (Editors) (2019) ‘Advances in Intelligent, Interactive Systems and Applications,’ Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Tavana, M. and Patnaik, S. (Editors) (2018) ‘Recent Developments in Data Science and Business Analytics,’ Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Patnaik, S., Yang, X.S., Tavana, M., Popentiu-Vlădicescu, F. and Qiao, F. (Editors) (2018) ‘Digital Business: Business Algorithms, Cloud Computing and Data Engineering,’ Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2017) ‘Enterprise Information Systems and the Digitalization of Business Functions,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Tavana, M., Szabat, K. and Puranam, S. (Editors) (2017) ‘Organizational Productivity and Performance Measurements Using Predictive Modeling and Analytics,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Tavana, M. and Puranam, S. (Editors) (2015) ‘Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations through Big Data Analytics,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Tavana, M., Ghapanchi, A.H. and Talaei-Khoei, A. (Editors) (2015) ‘Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2014) ‘Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2014) ‘Developing Business Strategies and Identifying Risk Factors in Modern Organizations,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Emrouznejad, A. and Tavana, M. (Editors) (2014) ‘Performance Measurement with Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis,’ Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

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.

Editorships

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (Inderscience Publishers)

International Journal of Management and Decision Making (Inderscience Publishers)

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (Inderscience Publishers)

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining (Inderscience Publishers)

International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IGI Publishers)

International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IGI Publishers)

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