1st Edition

Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making

Edited By Dylan Schmorrow, Denise Nicholson Copyright 2011
    648 Pages
    by CRC Press

    646 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The primary focus of the Cross Cultural Decision Making field is specifically on the intersections between psychosocial theory provided from the social sciences and methods of computational modeling provided from computer science and mathematics. While the majority of research challenges that arise out of such an intersection fall quite reasonably under the rubric of "human factors", although these topics are broad in nature, this book is designed to focus on crucial questions regarding data acquisition as well as reconciliation of mathematical and psychosocial modeling methodologies. The utility of this area of research is to aid the design of products and services which are utilized across the globe in the variety of cultures and aid in increasing the effectiveness of cross-cultural group collaboration.

    To aid a researcher in defining the requirements and metrics for this complex topic applications and use cases of CCDM can be found in sections:

    I. Applications of Human, Social, Culture Behavioral Modeling Technology
    IV. Cross Cultural Decision Making: Implications for Individual and Team Training
    X. Tactical Culture Training: Narrative, Personality, and Decision-Making
    XII. Use Cases of Cross Cultural Decision Making

    Theories and techniques for understanding, capturing, and modeling the components of Culture are covered in these sections:

    II. Assessing and Developing Cross-Cultural Competence
    III. Civilizational Change: Ideological, Economic, and Historical Change
    V. Cultural Models for Decision Making
    VI. Extracting Understanding from Diverse Data Sources
    VII. Hybrid & Multi-Model Computational Techniques for HSCB Applications
    IX. Socio-cultural Models and Decision-Making
    VIII. Sense Making in Other Cultures: Dynamics of Interaction
    XI. Understanding

    The science and technology provided in this book represents the latest available from the international community. It is hoped that this content can be used to tackle two of the biggest challenges in this area: 1) Unification and standardization of data being collected for CCDM applications/research so these data can support as many different thrusts under the CCDM umbrella as possible; and 2) Validation and verification with respect to utility and underlying psychosocial theory. Solutions for both of these must be in the context of, and will require, sound methods of integrating a complex array of quite different behavioral models and modeling techniques. This book would of special value to researchers and practitioners in involved in the design of products and services which are marketed and utilized in a variety of different countries

    Seven other titles in the Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series are: Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics Advances in Human Factors, Ergonomics and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries Advances in Ergonomics Modeling & Usability Evaluation Advances in Neuroergonomics and Human Factors of Special Populations

    Applications of Human, Social, Culture Behavioral Modeling Technology
    Cultural Decision Making through Aggregate Models of Human Behavior, J. Rosen, A. Russell, M. Clark, and W. Smith
    Information Channels in MMOGs: Implementation and Effects, M. Zyda, M. Spraragen, B. Ranganathan, B. Arnason, and H. Liu
    Modeling Social Conflict: Theory, Data and Integration across Multiple Levels, M. Salwen, E. J. Binenstock, B. McCune, and A. Arana
    Social Radar for Smart Power, M. Maybury
    Enabling a Comprehensive Approach to Operations: The Value of Human Social Culture Behavior Modeling, J. Boiney and D. Schmorrow

    Assessing and Developing Cross-Cultural Competence
    Identifying and Assessing a Schema for Cultural Understanding, J. Rentsch, I. Mot, and A. Abbe
    Modeling and Assessing Cross-Cultural Competence in Operational Environments, M. McCloskey and K. Behymer
    Using Cultural Models of Decision Making to Develop and Assess Cultural Sensemaking Competence, L. Rasmussen, W. Sieck, and J. Osland
    Designing Games as Social–Process Simulation Crucible Experiences: Toward Developing and Assessing Intercultural Adaptability, E. Raybourn
    Development of the Cross-Cultural Competence Inventory (3CI), K. Ross, C. Thornson, D. McDonald, B. Fritzsche, and H. Le

    Civilizational Change: Ideological, Economic, and Historical Change
    Democracy’s Sacred Opinions and the Radicalization of Islam in the Twentieth Century, J. Pidluzny
    Theories of Regime Development across the Millennia and Their Application to Modern Liberal Democracies, M. Bessette
    Relativism and Its Consequences for Western Civilization, S. J. Lange
    Factors of Destabilization and Collapse: A Comparative Study of the Roman and British Empires and the Consequences for Western Civilization, M. W. Hail

    Cross Cultural Decision Making: Implications for Individual and Team Training
    Authoring by Cultural Demonstration, W. Stacy, J. Cohn, K. Sullivan, and D. Miller
    Using Behavioral Science Principles to Train Small Unit Decision Making, V. A. Spiker and J. H. Johnston
    Training Decision Making for Small Units in Complex Cultural Contexts, W. Ross, J. Phillips, and C. Lethin
    FITE - Team Training for Cross-Cultural Decision Making, J. Wilkinson, D. Holness, and W. Giesey
    Translating Science into Practice: Developing a Decision Making Training Tool, E. Lazzara, E. Salas, D. Metcalf, C. Graffeo, S. Weaver, K. Heyne, and W. Kramer
    Implications of Physiological Measures of Stress for Training Cross-Cultural Decision Making Skills, E. Palmer and D. Kobus
    Training Tactical Decision Making under Stress in Cross-Cultural Environments, D. Kobus and G. Williams

    Cultural Models for Decision Making
    Intertemporal Reasoning and Cross-Cultural Decision Making, D. MacGregor and J. Godfrey
    Cultural Influences Associated with Adversarial Recruitment, L. Weiss, E. Whitaker, E. Briscoe, E. Trewhitt, and M. Gonzalez
    An Evidence-Based Framework for Decision Making in Culturally Complex Environments, L. Costa
    A Multi-Scale Model of Cultural Distinctions in Technology Adoption, E. Briscoe, C.J. Hutto, C. Blunt, E. Trewhitt, L. Weiss, E. Whitaker, and D. Folds
    An architecture for socio-cultural modeling, G.A. Boy
    Cultural Network Analysis: Method and Application, W. Sieck
    Target Audience Simulation Kit: Modeling Culture and Persuasion, G. Taylor, K. Knudsen, R. Marinier III, M. Quist, and S. Furtwangler

    From Petri Dish to Gaming: Extracting Understanding from Diverse Data Sources
    Data Problems for Cross-Cultural Decision Making, W. Salter, I. Yoha, G. Levchuk, and B. Skarin
    MASON RebeLand and Data Aspects of Agent-Based Simulation Models, C. Cioffi-Revillaz
    Terrorist Profiles: From Their Own Words, P. Picucci
    Dynamic Decision Making Games and Conflict Resolution, C. Gonzalez, C. Lebiere, J. Martin, and I. Juvina
    Lethal Combinations: Studying the Structure of Terrorist Networks, I. Anderson, K. Rethemeyer, and V. Asal

    Hybrid & Multi-Model Computational Techniques for HSCB Applications
    Multi-Perspective, Multi-Future Modeling and Model Analysis, H. Van Dyke Parunak and S. A. Brueckner
    Building Cross Cultural Trust and Change: How Do I Obtain and Implement Local Knowledge?, T. Tetrault and J. Godfrey
    Applying Epidemiological Modeling to Idea Spread, W. Salter and R. McCormack
    Capturing Culture and Effects Variables Using Structured Argumentation, K. Murray, J. Lowrance, K. Sharpe, D. Williams, K. Gremban, K. Holloman, and C. Speed
    Evaluating Human, Social, Cultural and Behavioral (HSCB) Models for Operational Use, A. Russell, M. Clark, R. La Valley, W. Hardy, and I. Zartman
    Cross-Cultural Decision Making Training Using Behavioral Game-Theoretic Framework, A. Madni, A. Moini, and C. Madni

    Sense Making in Other Cultures: Dynamics of Interaction
    Language Understanding Technology for Cross-Cultural Decision Making, M. Freedman, A. Baron, and R. Weischedel
    Multi-Culture Interaction Design, J. A. Sheikh, B. Fields, and E. Duncker
    Generic Message Propagation Simulator: The Role of Cultural, Geographic and Demographic Factors, T. van Vliet, E. Huibregtse, and D. van Hemert
    Using Conscript™ to Train Cross-Cultural Decision-Making in a Serious Game, M. Zielke, F. Dufour, B. Friedman, D. Hurd, E. Jennings, and M. Kaiser
    Identifying Similarities and Differences of Pictorial Symbol Design and Interpretation of Two Culturally Different Groups, Y. S. Lee

    Socio-Cultural Models and Decision-Making
    Challenges and Approaches for Automating HSCB Decision-Making, M. Gosnell, D. Spurlock, and W. Noll
    Geospatial Campaign Management for Complex Operations, L. Stroh, A. Caglayan, T. Rashed, D. Burke, and G. Eaton
    A Metamodel Description Language for HSCB Modeling, S. N. Reilly, A. Pfeffer, and J. Barnett
    Cultural Intelligence Support for Military Operations, A. Guthormsen, E. MacKerrow, R. Morgart, and T. Merritt
    Politeness, Culture, Decision Making and Attitudes; Linking Brown and Levinson to Directive Compliance, C. Miller, P. Wu, V. Vakili, and T. Ott
    Operator Trust in Human Socio-Cultural Behavior Models: The Design of a Tool for Reasoning about Information Propagation, E. Carlson, J. Pfautz, and D. Koelle
    Cultures and Networks in Security Communities, D. Sallach

    Tactical Culture Training: Narrative, Personality, and Decision-Making
    Modeling the Reciprocal Relationship Between Personality and Culture, S. Schatz and D. Nicholson
    Auto-Diagnostic Adaptive Precision Training - Human Terrain (ADAPT-HT): A Conceptual Framework for Cross-Cultural Skills Training, K. Stanney, C. Kokini, S. Fuchs, P. Axelsson, and C. Phillips
    Integrating Cross-Cultural Decision Making Skills into Military Training, L. Johnson and L. Friedland
    Modeling Cultural and Personality Biases in Decision-Making, E. Hudlicka
    Narrative Structure as a Cultural Variable in Modeling and Training Decision Making, W. Zachary, L. Miller, S. Read, and T. Santarelli
    AVATAR: Developing a Military Cultural Role-Play Trainer, D. Barber, S. Schatz, and D. Nicholson

    Understanding and Mitigating the Impact of Culture on Collaboration and Negotiation
    Culture and Escalation of Commitment, H. Ting, M. Gelfand, and L. Leslie
    Cultures of fate: Implications for risk-taking, M. Gelfand, C.A. Fulmer, A. Kruglanski, A.-H. Abdel-Latif, H. Khashan, H. Shabka, and M. MoaddelI

    Use Cases of Cross Cultural Decision Making
    Simulating the Afghanistan-Pakistan Opium Supply Chain, J. Watkins, E. MacKerrow, and T. Merritt
    Cross-Cultural Decision Making Strategies: Contrasts Between Cherokee Native American and Australian College Students, J. King, K. Tempel, and J. Draguns
    Developing a Multidisciplinary Ontology: A Case Illustration from ICST’s Research on Competitive Adaptation in Terrorist Networks, K. Braddock, J. Horgan, M. Kenney, and K. Carley
    Adversarial Behavior in Complex Adaptive Systems: An Overview of ICST’s Research on Competitive Adaptation in Terrorist Networks, J. Horgan, M. Kenney, and P. Vining
    Analyzing ABC of Disaster Experience Using Text Mining, H. Khalid, Malaysia, J. Radha, Malaysia, X. Yang, and M. Helander


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