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Designing Stress Resistant Organizations: Computational Theorizing and Crisis Applications (Information and Organization Design Series)

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Publisher Comments:

Designing Stress Resistant Organizations demonstrates, in a persuasive way, how computational organization theory can be applied to advance the field of management with its successful integration of theory and practice. At the theoretical level, the book contains a comprehensive computational framework called DYCORP, which simulates dynamic and interactive organizational behaviors by incorporating multiple factors such as organizational design, task environment, and stress, and which generates consistent and insightful propositions on organizational performance. The book utilizes an organization science based approach to computational modeling. This approach recognizes the limit of human cognition as it was outlined by Herbert A. Simon in 1947. The model strives to focus on the essence of the reality that is most relevant to the research issue. This approach has been proven to be more beneficial for us to understand the underlying dynamics of the phenomenon. At the empirical level, this book describes an in-depth, though exploratory, analysis of sixty-nine organizational cases in the corporate world collected from multiple sources, which can provide contrast with and shed insight into the computational framework. The book combines both reporting on the research and how to do it that will appeal to a broad range of individuals. We would anticipate that academic researchers and graduate students will find the book useful and they, in turn, will then add to the growing area of computational organizational theory.

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This volume addresses how organizations use information to make critical decisions under stress, offering coverage of organizational performance in the Vincennes incident; a review of the literature on the subject; a formal computational model, DYCORP, which simulates organizational behaviors; computational analysis of 69 cases of organizations under crisis; detailed analysis of two crisis cases; and a description of some of the implications, limitations, and future directions for this line of research. Three appendices provide the detailed coding scheme for the 69 real organizational cases; tables of data used for compiling various figures; and further descriptions of running DYCORP. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Designing Stress Resistant Organizations demonstrates, in a persuasive way, how computational organization theory can be applied to advance the field of management with its successful integration of theory and practice.

At the theoretical level, the book contains a comprehensive computational framework called DYCORP, which simulates dynamic and interactive organizational behaviors by incorporating multiple factors such as organizational design, task environment, and stress, and which generates consistent and insightful propositions on organizational performance.

The book utilizes an organization science based approach to computational modeling. This approach recognizes the limit of human cognition as it was outlined by Herbert A. Simon in 1947. The model strives to focus on the essence of the reality that is most relevant to the research issue. This approach has been proven to be more beneficial for us to understand the underlying dynamics of the phenomenon.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Statement. Preface. 1: Introduction. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Issues Raised from The Vincennes Incident. 1.3. Objectives of The Book. 1.4. Organization of The Book. 2: Literature on Organizational Performance. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Organizational Performance. 2.3. Organizational Decision Making. 2.4. Stress. 2.5. Organizational Design. 2.6. Task Environment. 2.7. Research Strategies in This Book. 3: Computational Theorizing: A Formal Framework of Organizational Performance. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Stylized Radar Task. 3.3. Organizational Performance Measure. 3.4. Organizational Decision Making Process. 3.5. Stress. 3.6. Organizational Design. 3.7. Characteristics of Task Environment. 3.8. Simulation Experiments. 3.9. Theoretical Analyses from the Formal Framework. 3.10. Summary. 4: Crisis Applications: An Empirical Analysis of Organizational Performance under Stress. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Data Description. 4.3. Coding of the Data. 4.4. Empirical Analysis of Organizational Data: Observations vs. Predictions. 4.5. Summary. 5: Linking Theory to Practice. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Learning From Real World Problems: Two Organizational Cases. 5.3. Theoretical Insight into Real World Problems: Where can We Help. 5.4. Summary. 6: Conclusion. 6.1. Main Findings. 6.2. Discussions. 6.3. Implications. A: Coding Scheme for Real World Crisis Cases. B: Data for Compiling Figures in Chapter 3. C: Further Descriptions of the DYCORP Framework. C.1: Main Components of DYCORP. C.2: General Algorithms for DYCORP. C.3: Portability of DYCORP for Other Research Issues. References. Subject Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402074363
Author:
Lin, Zhiang
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Zhiang (John) Lin, (John) Lin
Author:
Zhiang (John) Lin
Author:
Carley, Kathleen M.
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
Organizational Behavior
Subject:
Operations Research
Subject:
Negotiating
Subject:
Systems & Planning
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Organizational change
Subject:
Organization/Planning
Subject:
Management/Business for Professionals
Subject:
BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Subject:
Business-Negotiation
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Business and Economics
Subject:
Business planning
Subject:
Industrial Management
Subject:
Management Information Systems
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Information and Organization Design Series
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1150 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Designing Stress Resistant Organizations demonstrates, in a persuasive way, how computational organization theory can be applied to advance the field of management with its successful integration of theory and practice.

At the theoretical level, the book contains a comprehensive computational framework called DYCORP, which simulates dynamic and interactive organizational behaviors by incorporating multiple factors such as organizational design, task environment, and stress, and which generates consistent and insightful propositions on organizational performance.

The book utilizes an organization science based approach to computational modeling. This approach recognizes the limit of human cognition as it was outlined by Herbert A. Simon in 1947. The model strives to focus on the essence of the reality that is most relevant to the research issue. This approach has been proven to be more beneficial for us to understand the underlying dynamics of the phenomenon.

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