About the Author
Professor Jatinder N. D. Gupta is currently Eminent Scholar of Management of Technology, Professor of Management Information Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (with specialization in Production Management and Information Systems) from Texas Tech University. Dr. Gupta serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals. Recipient of the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Researcher awards from Ball State University, he has published numerous papers many journals. He was also editor of the book Decision Making Support Systems: Achievements and Challenges for the New Decade (Idea Group Publishing, 2002). His current research interests include e-commerce, supply chain management, information and decision technologies, scheduling, planning and control, organizational learning and effectiveness, systems education, knowledge management, and enterprise integration. Guisseppi A. Forgionne is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Professor Forgionne holds a B.S. in Commerce and Finance, an M. A. in Econometrics, an M. B. A., and a Ph. D. in Management Science and Econometrics. He has published 25 books and approximately 150 research articles and consulted for a variety of public and private organizations on decision support systems theory and applications. Professor. Forgionne also has served as department chair at UMBC, Mount Vernon College, and Cal Poly Pomona. He has received several national and international awards for his work. Manuel Mora is an associate professor of the Information System Department at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA). He holds a Dr. in Engineering degree from the Engineering School in UNAM, Mexico (largest research university in Mexico). He also received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Systems and Artificial Intelligence from the Monterrey Tech (ITESM). His main research interest is the design and implementation of traditional and intelligent Decision Making Support Systems (DSS, EIS and ES/KBS) from a systemic and cybernetic perspective.