Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development

A Resource Book of Methods and Applications

  • Editors
  • Gregory E. Kersten
  • Zbigniew Mikolajuk
  • Anthony Gar-On Yeh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Decision Support systems for Sustainable Development

  3. Sustainable Development and Decision Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Zbigniew Mikolajuk, Anthony Gar-On Yeh
      Pages 13-27
    3. Gregory E. Kersten
      Pages 29-51
  4. Applications and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Anthony Gar-On Yeh, Xia Li
      Pages 73-98
    3. Eduardo D. Gamboa
      Pages 99-130
    4. Benoit Gailly, Michel Installé
      Pages 131-144
    5. Alexander V. Lotov, Lioubov V. Bourmistrova, Vladimir A. Bushenkov
      Pages 145-166
    6. Shaligram Pokharel, Muthu Chandrashekar
      Pages 167-181
    7. Mohammad Rais, Samuel Gameda, Eric T. Craswell, Adisak Sajjapongse, Hans-Dieter Bechstedt
      Pages 183-196
    8. Carlos A. Bana e Costa, Émerson C. Corrêa, Leonardo Ensslin, Jean-Claude Vansnick
      Pages 197-213
    9. T. R. Madanmohan, Gregory E. Kersten, Sunil J. Noronha, Margaret Kersten, David Cray
      Pages 215-238
  5. Research Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Helen G. Smith, Frada V. Burstein, Ramita Sharma, Dayo Sowunmi
      Pages 277-290
    3. Victor S. Chabanyuk, Olexandr V. Obvintsev
      Pages 305-328
    4. David J. Abel, Kerry Taylor, Gavin Walker, Graham Williams
      Pages 329-342
    5. Anantha Mahadevan, Kumudini Ponnudurai, Gregory E. Kersten, Roland Thomas
      Pages 343-368
  6. Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Patrick A. V. Hall
      Pages 369-390
    3. Gregory E. Kersten, Gordon Lo
      Pages 391-407
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 409-423

About this book


In recent years, much work has been done in formulating and clarifying the concept of sustainable development and related theoretical and research issues. Now, the challenge has shifted to designing and stimulating processes of effective planning and decision-making, at all levels of human activity, in such a way as to achieve local and global sustainable development. Information technology can help a great deal in achieving sustainable development by providing well-designed and useful tools for decision makers. One such tool is the decision support system, or DSS.
This book explores the area of DSS in the context of sustainable development. As DSS is a very new technique, especially in the developing world, this book will serve as a reference text, primarily for managers, government officials, and information professionals in developing countries. It covers the concept of sustainable development, defines DSS and how it can be used in the planning and management of sustainable development, and examines the state of the art in DSS use. Other interested readers will include students, teachers, and analysts in information sciences; DSS designers, developers, and implementors; and international development agencies.


Conservation Developing Countries East Asia Mapping Sustainable Development Water resource management databases development information system learning linear optimization negotiations organization

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking