Synthetic wisdom: the design of a mixed mode modelling system for organizational decision making

Colin Eden, H Williams, Tim Smithin

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses some of the early thinking about the development of a conference-based decision support system. It presents a scheme for the practical development of the mapping of argumentation (`cognitive mapping'), particularly in the field of strategic planning. The objective is to redesign software (COPE) so that it may become both an effective conferencing system for the collection of `synthetic wisdom' and yet also facilitate the analysis of the qualitative and quantitative features of the models so constructed. It stresses the need for the system to be able to cope with both the political and the behavioural aspects of the decision-making arena.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages233-241
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
    Volume37
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1986

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    Decision making
    Strategic planning
    Decision support systems
    Wisdom
    System modeling
    Organizational decision making
    Argumentation
    Software
    Redesign
    Cognitive mapping

    Keywords

    • synthetic wisdom
    • mixed mode modelling system
    • design
    • organizational decision making

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    In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 37, No. 3, 03.1986, p. 233-241.

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