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The author(s), affiliation(s), complete address(es), email address(es), and telephone number(s)
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Second-level subheadings should be set flush left with initial caps. Please do not use headings
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Figures and tables should be placed as close as possible to where they are cited. First-level
headings state the table or figure number and may be followed by second-level subheadings. All
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make sure that they are still in correct forms after you convert your file to Acrobat PDF. Please
feel free to include figures, graphs, pictures as long as the total size of your file does not go
beyond 500K.

Calling References

Use parenthesis around the last names of the referenced author along with the published year of
the referred publication separated by commas.

e.g. (Davenport & Harris, 2007; Hopkins et al, 2010)


The use of footnotes is discouraged.


All equations should be placed on separate lines and numbered consecutively, with the equation
numbers placed within parentheses and aligned against the right margin.

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Appendices should immediately follow the body of the paper (using the first-level heading
"APPENDIX") and precede the references. If there is more than one appendix, number each one

References (Bibliography)

Since the bibliography should include only those references cited in the text of the paper, it
should be referred to as "references." References should be listed at the end of the paper.
Entries should appear in alphabetical order.

Davenport, T. H., & Harris, J. G. (2007). Competing on analytics. Boston: Harvard Business
School Press, 46.

Elliott, T. (2012). 2012: The year analytics means business. Retrieved from, February 10.

Evans, J. R. (forthcoming). Business analytics: Methods, models, and decisions. Prentice-Hall.

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Liberatore, M. J., & Luo, W. (2010). The analytics movement: Implications for operations
research. Interfaces, 40(4), July-August, 313-324.

Hopkins, M. S., LaValle, S., Balboni, F., Kruschwitz, N., & Shockley, R. (2010). 10 data points:
Information and analytics at work. MIT Sloan Management Review, 52(1), Fall, 27-31.

Note: It is highly desirable that all refereed papers contain a list of references. If this is not
possible (e.g. due to the page limitation), the phrase "References available upon request from ...
(list an author's name and contact information)" should be used.


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