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Business Professor at the University of Northern Iowa -- Editor DSSResources.com
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Defining business analytics: an empirical approach
D. J. Power, C. Heavin, J. McDermott & M. Daly

To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/2573234X.2018.1507605

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Searches of the Web using Google, and database searches of the academic and practitioner literature, return a large number of differing and varied definitions of the concept of business analytics. This article reviews the growing literature on Business Analytics (BA) using traditional and qualitative research tools. Our searches included using Google Search to identify examples of business analytics applications, and a focused keyword search of the available practitioner and academic literatures. Text analytics techniques identified frequently used terms in prior definitions of business analytics. Our empirical, inductive approach provides a basis for proposing and explaining a formal sentence definition for Business Analytics. The analysis provides a starting point for operationalising a measure for the business analytics construct. Additionally, understanding business analytics can help managers assess skill deficiencies and evaluate claims about relevance of tools and techniques. Finally, carefully defining the Business Analytics concept should provide stimulus for new research ideas.

To cite this article: D. J. Power, C. Heavin, J. McDermott & M. Daly (2018) Defining business analytics: an empirical approach, Journal of Business Analytics, 1:1, 40-53, DOI: 10.1080/2573234X.2018.1507605
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Please consider volunteering for the Program Committee for the SIGDSS workshop in Milan Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, contact Daniel.Power@uni.edu• 
The theme is "Reshaping Society Through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support: Role of BI and Social Media", Program Co-Chairs - Lakshmi Iyer and Daniel Power
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I was recently elected President of UNI United Faculty/AAUP.
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Has anyone tried the The 4-Hour Body diet by Timothy Ferriss? If so, what was your experience?
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I attended a Ron Paul rally on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The ballroom was overflowing. The students responded to his message of liberty and constitutionalism. Pull troops out of Europe, Japan, Iraq, Afghanistan. Legalize drugs like marijuana. Use gold and metals as a secondary currency. Stop increasing the money supply. Close down many federal agencies.
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AzRmusic - In Dedication: Thank You, Steve (4:41 min) "Stay hungry, stay foolish, don't loose faith" at Url http://youtu.be/u8dxnWI_fTM
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