Introduction to Belief Functions

  • Rajendra P. Srivastava
  • Theodore J. Mock
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 88)


This chapter introduces a theoretical perspective that may be used in business research and practice when confronting decision tasks that involve uncertainly. The main body of the chapter is an introduction to Belief Functions. The introduction includes a discussion of the fundamental constructs and then illustrates the use of belief functions in a business (audit) setting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajendra P. Srivastava
    • 1
  • Theodore J. Mock
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KansasUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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