Towards Improved Event Evaluation and Decision Support: a Systems-Based Tool

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McGrath, Michael (2010) Towards Improved Event Evaluation and Decision Support: a Systems-Based Tool. In: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : 5-8 January, 2010, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii : abstracts and CD-ROM of full papers. Sprague, Ralph H, ed. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, California.


There would appear to be little point in promoting specific events if social and environmental costs outweigh the economic benefits. In recognition of this, a number of tourism researchers have proposed and experimented with more all-encompassing (or holistic) approaches to event evaluation. A weakness of these approaches, however, is that most do not readily allow impacts over time and delays to be factored into the evaluation process. In this paper, 'system dynamics' is proposed as the basis for a solution to this problem. An additional benefit of the recommended approach is that the events evaluation model can readily be implemented as a decision support system.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1109/HICSS.2010.486
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ISBN 9781424455096 (print), 9781424455102 (online), 9780769536893
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 9003 Tourism
Keywords ResPubID20244, analytical models, costs, decision support systems, delay effects, discrete event simulation, environmental economics, power generation economics, power system modeling, problem-solving, uncertainty decision support system, economic benefits, environmental costs, evaluation process, events evaluation model, social costs, system dynamics, systems based tool, tourism researchers
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