Book Description: AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO DECISION MAKING has been a leader in the field for over 20 years. The key purpose of this book is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that management science plays in the decision-making process. AN INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE is applications-oriented and continues to use the problem-scenario approach that is a hallmark of every edition of the text, in which a problem is described in conjunction with the management science model that's introduced. The model is then solved to generate a solution and recommendation to management.Kindle textbooks are functionally equivalent to the print textbook. In some cases, individual items such as ancillary images or multimedia have been removed for digital delivery due to rights restrictions.