Linking Theory to Practice

  • Zhiang Lin
  • Kathleen M. Carley
Part of the Information and Organization Design Series book series (INOD, volume 3)


In order to relate the theory and the real world organizational data, we conduct two detailed case studies. Though we only present two organizational cases in an attempt to show how this computational framework can help, the merit of the computational framework should not be limited to addressing only this type of problems. One case is the Vincennes incident (U.S. Congress, 1988; Rochlin, 1991), the other one is the Hinsdale incident (Pauchant et al., 1990). We choose these two cases because for them we have very rich data on the factors that we am interested in, and because they have been analyzed from an organizational perspective by other people. Further, they are both cases involving radar detection and so closely match the theoretical task in the book. From the detailed analysis of those two cases, we will be able to look deep into the real world organizations and see how these organizations actually made decisions under stress. This will enable us to test how well such decision making performance can be predicted by the computational framework, given these specific conditions.


Time Pressure Computational Framework Fire Department Organizational Case Radar Operator 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhiang Lin
    • 1
  • Kathleen M. Carley
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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