Articles by Samuel L. Seaman, PhD
Samuel L. Seaman, PhD, is a professor in the Decision Science discipline in the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, where he teaches graduate business courses in applied statistics and evidence-based decision analysis. His research and consulting interests generally focus on the application of mathematical models to practical dilemmas in business, health care, and the not-for-profit sector. Whenever possible, he also contemplates the theoretical searching passionately for a linearly optimal solution to the "Particle/Wave Duality Paradox" in his lab at Malibu's Surfrider Beach
Decisions involving issues of sustainability tend to include an array of objective attributes along with highly subjective value judgments. Managers must find a way to factor qualitative attributes such as environmental, social, and ethical impact into the decision-making process.
In this video, Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, PhD, speaks with Samuel L. Seaman, PhD, on the subject of spiritual capital and virtuous business leadership.
Simulation, an analytical tool from the management science field, can be of tremendous value in generating empirical evidence about auctions when actual data does not exist.
IT and quantitative analysis offer extraordinary benefits to decision-makers but complex decisions cannot always be measurable.