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Title: Decision mapping : understanding decision making processes
Authors: Francois, J-C. Bouchart A.
Blackwood, David J.
Jowitt, Paul W.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Decision modeling
Decision-making processes
Information flow
Cognitive mapping
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Citation: Francois, J-C. B. A., Blackwood, D. J. and Jowitt, P. W. 2002. Decision mapping : understanding decision making processes. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems. 19(3): pp.187-207. [Online] Available from: DOI: 10.1080/10286600214151
Abstract: The task of arriving at an engineering decision typically involves extensive and complex analyses, the evaluation of alternatives, and the resolution of conflicts between stakeholders. Research into institutional frameworks, decision making, and decision support tools have guided improvements in the quality of decisions. However, existing organisational structures and decision frameworks must be acknowledged and addressed if the desired improvements are to be realised. A mapping technique is proposed that allows the existing decision-making processes and information flows to be identified and analysed. The result is a mechanism to understand the context and processes of the decision task, and ultimately to aid in the introduction of new decision protocols and decision support systems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/260
ISSN: 1028-6608
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