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A reconceptualisation of Decision Conferencing: towards a command methodology

De Reuck, J., Schmidenberg, O. and Klass, D. (1999) A reconceptualisation of Decision Conferencing: towards a command methodology. International Journal of Technology Management, 17 (1-2). pp. 195-207.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.1999.002709
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Abstract

Decision Conferencing can be viewed as comprising two major elements: (a) the decision modelling component and (b) the process of group communication and facilitation in which the modelling is embedded. Whilst the former has a theoretical foundation in Decision Theory, the process of group communication and facilitation in which the modelling is embedded is, we argue, seriously under-theorised. It is therefore open to different interpretations, depending upon the assumptions held by individual facilitators about the nature of groups and their facilitation as well as about the process of communication within groups. This paper sets out to augment the current theories underpinning Decision Conferencing. The discussion relates to Decision Conferencing as applied to strategic planning. The proposed theoretical framework draws on Habermas' theory of communicative rationality by developing a command methodology. Implications of this formulation are described and discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
Copyright: © 1999 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17613
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