Decision Science is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the processes, methods, and motivations behind decision-making. The Decision Science Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps decision science scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
With an increased focus on the capacity to capture, store, and access data, decision science has become a critical tool in analyzing large quantities of information to reveal optimal choices. While significantly informed by the cognitive and behavioral sciences, the application of decision science draws together qualitative and quantitative frameworks that provide insights into decision-making in business, computer science, public health, environmental science, engineering, economics and finance, and systems of governance and the law. Its concentration on the transformation of data into actionable knowledge for decision-making makes scholarship in decision science highly collaborative. SSRN helps provide insights into the complexity of decision-making in diverse contexts by providing a platform that encourages the cross-pollination of ideas and understandings within and between disciplines.