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Technology-driven and model-driven approaches to group decision support: Focus, research philosophy, and key concepts

Ackermann, F. and Belton, V. and Morton, Alec (2003) Technology-driven and model-driven approaches to group decision support: Focus, research philosophy, and key concepts. European Journal of Information systems, 12 (2). pp. 110-126. ISSN 0960-085X

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Abstract

There are (at least) two distinct traditions within group decision support: what we will call the 'Technology-driven' tradition, which originates in the Information Systems discipline, and what we will call the 'Model-driven' tradition, which originates in OR/MS. Although proponents of the two traditions share many of the same objectives, in the past there has been little communication between the two groups. In this paper, we describe the basic distinction between the two traditions in terms of two primary themes: research focus (i.e., what the researchers find of interest) and research philosophy and methodology (i.e., how researchers go about studying their chosen subject matter); and we trace these implications of these differences through the key concepts of each tradition. We conclude by arguing that there are many opportunities for synergy between the two traditions.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4341
Keywords: group decision support, group decision support systems, management theory, Management. Industrial Management, Electronic computers. Computer science, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Management Science
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:17
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4341

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