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Three AI resources for managers

As part of my MBA course in business analytics we run a NewsHound forum where students post relevant stories about analytics that emerge as the course is running. The big story of 2017/8 has been artificial intelligence (AI). Some useful … Continue reading

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Business analytics development: the business model canvas meets design thinking

As part of our MBA course on business analytics we ran a weekend workshop investigating the use of analytics for GoGet, a car-sharing company. MBA students were organized into four teams of 5 or 6 members. The method draws on … Continue reading

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The business analytics capability assessment survey (BACA)

Ever wondered how well your organization is doing at business analytics across the board? The business analytics capability assessment (BACA) instrument was developed as part of the research into the management challenges of business analytics (Vidgen et al., 2017). BACA … Continue reading

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The computational literature review package (clR)

The computational literature review package (clR) is an open source offering, developed in the statistical programming language R. The code has been redeveloped and is now easier to use and greatly more efficient. The CLR automates analysis of Scopus research … Continue reading

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Are election campaigns influenced through the manipulation of social media?

This article was published in the Observer 26 February 2017: Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media The article shows how big data and AI/machine learning can be used not just to track sentiment on social … Continue reading

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Computational literature reviews with R

A literature review is a central part of any research project, allowing the existing research to be mapped and new research questions to be asked. However, due to the limitations of human data processing, the literature review can suffer from … Continue reading

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Analytics value innovation methodology [AnVIM]

All organizations have limited resources and have to be mindful of where their time, money, people, and attention are focused. Without a clear business analytics strategy – which must be aligned with the organization’s business strategy and business model – … Continue reading

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