Computer-aided deliberation: model management and group decision support

J. F. Nunamaker, Lynda M. Applegate, Benn R. Konsynski

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The management of a variety of models utilized in organizational planning is discussed. Descriptions of the features and functions of the hardware and software environment, along with scenarios for use of the environment, illustrate critical issues in group deliberation. A particular model, stakeholder identification and assumption surfacing, is used to illustrate aspects of model management and planning process implementation. Findings of the group decision support system (GDSS) research are discussed in terms of anonymity of participation, facility design, need for multiple public screens, use of knowledge and data bases, communication network speed, methodological approach, software design, mixing of manual and electronic sessions, group size, composition, satisfaction of the users and model management systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-848
Number of pages23
JournalOperations Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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