When challenged to justify the value of information systems (IS) research, decision support systems (DSS) is usually cited as one the most compelling examples of where IS research made the transition successfully from theoretical academic journals into the "real-world". In light of this assessment, it is somewhat surprising that offerings of DSS courses waned over the years. This paper identifies several possible reasons for the decline in DSS course offerings and suggests innovative approaches using spreadsheets for breathing new-life into this cornerstone of the IS field.
Ragsdale, Cliff T.; Power, Daniel J.; and Bergey, Paul K.
"AMCIS 2002 Panels and Workshops II: Spreadsheet-Based DSS Curriculum Issues,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 9
, Article 21.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol9/iss1/21