Wonderful Solutions and Habitual Domains for Challenging Problems in Changeable Spaces

From Theoretical Framework to Applications

  • Moussa Larbani
  • Po-Lung Yu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Moussa Larbani, Po-Lung Yu
    Pages 1-23
  3. Moussa Larbani, Po-Lung Yu
    Pages 25-50
  4. Moussa Larbani, Po-Lung Yu
    Pages 89-121
  5. Moussa Larbani, Po-Lung Yu
    Pages 123-145
  6. Moussa Larbani, Po-Lung Yu
    Pages 147-182
  7. Moussa Larbani, Po-Lung Yu
    Pages 241-255
  8. Moussa Larbani, Po-Lung Yu
    Pages 257-269
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 271-275

About this book


This book introduces a new paradigm called ‘Optimization in Changeable Spaces’ (OCS) as a useful tool for decision making and problem solving. It illustrates how OCS incorporates, searches, and constructively restructures the parameters, tangible and intangible, involved in the process of decision making. The book elaborates on OCS problems that can be modeled and solved effectively by using the concepts of competence set analysis, Habitual Domain (HD) and the mental operators called the 7-8-9 principles of deep knowledge of HD. In addition, new concepts of covering and discovering processes are proposed and formulated as mathematical tools to solve OCS problems. The book also includes reformulations of a number of illustrative real-life challenging problems that cannot be solved by traditional optimization techniques into OCS problems, and details how they can be addressed. Beyond that, it also includes perspectives related to innovation dynamics, management, artificial intelligence, artificial and e-economics, scientific discovery and knowledge extraction. This book will be of interest to managers of businesses and institutions, policy makers, and educators and students of decision making and behavior in DBA and/or MBA.


7-8-9 Principles of deep knowledge for HD expansion Competence Set Analysis Competence Set Analysis Covering and discovering processes in decision making Decision Blinds in Competence Set Analysis Decision Making Problems in Changeable Spaces Decision Traps Decision making and optimization in changeable spaces Discovering in Competence Set Analysis and Habitual Domain Expansion of Habitual Domains Habitual Domain Innovation Dynamics decision making and problem solving optimization in changeable spaces

Authors and affiliations

  • Moussa Larbani
    • 1
  • Po-Lung Yu
    • 2
  1. 1.Depart. of Business AdministrationIIUM University, Depart. of Business AdministrationKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.School of BusinessUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1979-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1981-4
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