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Summer 2009 Table of Contents

pricing analyticsFEATURES

THE EVOLUTION OF PRICING

By Neil Biehn
The evolution of pricing, from paper reports to analytics. What’s next?

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SUCCESSFUL “SURGE”

By Doug Samuelson
How organization science altered military decision-making in Iraq.

PROBABILITY MANAGEMENT

By Sanjay Saigal
A new concept for handling uncertainty and the “flaw of averages.”

MODELING THE MARKET SPACE

By Santiago Castro
How to represent a company’s strategic situation with MCDA.

SEVEN SINS OF SIMULATION PRACTICE

By Jerry Banks and Randall R. Gibson
Long-time consultants reveal valuable lessons learned the hard way.

LESS IS MORE FOR HEWLETT-PACKARD

By Peter Horner
HP wins the Edelman Award by taming its massive product portfolio.

INTEL EARNS INFORMS PRIZE

Intel Decision Technology Group saves chipmaker “billions of dollars.”

INFORMING THE GLOBE

Preview of meeting where networking opportunities abound for analysts.

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INSIDE STORY
VIEWPOINT
NEWSMAKERS
CORPORATE PROFILE
LAST WORD

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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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