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A Theoretical Framework For Goal-Based Choice And For Prescriptive Analysis, Kurt A. Carlson, Chris Janiszewski, Ralph L. Keeney, David H. Krantz, Howard Kunreuther, Mary F. Luce, Joseph E. Russo, Stijn M. J. Osselaer, Detlof V. Winterfeldt Dec 2008

A Theoretical Framework For Goal-Based Choice And For Prescriptive Analysis, Kurt A. Carlson, Chris Janiszewski, Ralph L. Keeney, David H. Krantz, Howard Kunreuther, Mary F. Luce, Joseph E. Russo, Stijn M. J. Osselaer, Detlof V. Winterfeldt

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This paper extends the familiar multi-stage framework for choice by explicitly describing the role that goals play at each stage. We first present a typology of goals, ranging from content to process and from immediate to long-term illustrating it in the context of two examples—purchasing a new car and earthquake retrofitting. We then delineate each stage of the choice process based on recent advances from the descriptive literature on the influence of the various goals. Finally, we draw the prescriptive implications as to how goals can inform what we know, or need to know, about the choice process.


Strategic Customer Behavior, Commitment, And Supply Chain Performance, Xuanming Su, Fuqiang Zhang Oct 2008

Strategic Customer Behavior, Commitment, And Supply Chain Performance, Xuanming Su, Fuqiang Zhang

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This paper studies the impact of strategic customer behavior on supply chain performance. We start with a newsvendor seller facing forward-looking customers. The seller initially charges a regular price but may salvage the leftover inventory at a lower salvage price after random demand is realized. Customers anticipate future sales and choose purchase timing to maximize their expected surplus. We characterize the rational expectations equilibrium, where we find that the seller's stocking level is lower than that in the classic model without strategic customers. We show that the seller's profit can be improved by promising either that quantities available ...


Lin Daiyu--An Unyielding Girl In A Stifling Society, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Lin Daiyu--An Unyielding Girl In A Stifling Society, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Lin Daiyu is a famous Chinese young woman created by one of the four classic Chinese novels titled A Dream of the Red Mansions. The loss of her love and life was the result of a society where human choices were suppressed. Her story shows that in a society full of intrigues and corruption, a girl as pure and naive as her could never survive.


Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Ding Ling, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Ding Ling is one of the most controversial women of intellect in contemporary Chinese history. A writer, activist, and a CPC member, her life, legendary as it was, reflected the ups and downs of the modern and contemporary Chinese history.


Monkey King, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Monkey King, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

Journey to the West creates a monkey hero known as the Monkey King. The classic Chinese novel is epitomizes various aspects of the Chinese civilization, particularly in terms of its religions, its indigenous popular beliefs in particular.


Chinese Fireworks, Haiwang Yuan Sep 2008

Chinese Fireworks, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

This article introduces the history of fireworks in China, including its recorded and legendary origins. It also discusses the production of and market for the fireworks. Current challenges and innovations are also mentioned.


Chinese Ethnicities And Their Culture: An Overview, Haiwang Yuan Aug 2008

Chinese Ethnicities And Their Culture: An Overview, Haiwang Yuan

DLPS Faculty Publications

China, the most populous country in the world, is also a nation of great diversity. In addition to the majority population of Han Chinese, there are some 55 officially recognized national minorities--including Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, Zhuang, Dai, and Gaoshan. The folklore of these minorities is often obscure and difficult to find in the English-speaking world, as is information about the people, their cultural histories, and their traditional customs. This book fills a gap by offering more than 50 representative folktales from China's minorities, as well as background information on each of the ethnic groups.