IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Decision Support in Organizational Transformation

IFIP TC8 WG8.3 International Conference on Organizational Transformation and Decision Support, 15–16 September 1997, La Gomera, Canary Islands

Authors: Humphreys, P., Ayestaran, S., McCosh, A., Mayon-White, B.

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The main purpose of this paper is to contribute to the discussion about the design of computer and communication systems that can aid the management process. 1.1 Historical Overview We propose that Decision Support System can be considered as a design conception conceived within the computer industry to facilitate the use of computer technology in organisations (Keen, 1991). This framework, built during the late 1970s, offers computer and communication technology as support to the decision process which constitutes, in this view, the core of the management process. The DSS framework offers the following capabilities: • Access: ease of use, wide variety of data, analysis and modelling capacity. • Technological: software gel)eration tools. • Development modes: interactive and evolutionary. Within this perspective, computer and communication technologies are seen as an amplification of the human data processing capabilities which limit the decision process. Thus, the human being is understood metaphorically as a data processing machine. Mental processes are associated with the manipulation of symbols aOO human communication to signal transmission.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction and overview

    Humphreys, P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Decision Support Systems: Structural, conversational and emotional adjustments: Breaking and taking of organisational care

    García, O. (et al.)

    Pages 8-21

  • Measures of Ethicality:- the Calibration of Corporate Moral Transformations

    McCosh, A.

    Pages 22-38

  • Structure and communications in the process of organisational change: Eastern European experience and its general relevance

    Humphreys, P. C. (et al.)

    Pages 39-67

  • How right is wrong

    Schlumberger, M.

    Pages 68-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Support in Organizational Transformation
Book Subtitle
IFIP TC8 WG8.3 International Conference on Organizational Transformation and Decision Support, 15–16 September 1997, La Gomera, Canary Islands
Authors
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35348-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35348-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-83050-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-4922-9
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 279
Topics