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Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making

ISBN 9781439834954
Published June 17, 2010 by CRC Press
646 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

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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