Causal Mapping for Research in Information Technology

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Narayanan, V.K.
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Dec 31, 2004 - Computers - 396 pages
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Causal Mapping for Research in Information Technology provides an introduction to causal mapping for IS researchers and practitioners and goes further to provide IS researchers and practitioners everything they need to use causal mapping for both research and application.

 

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Contents

An Historical Overview
1
A Discussion and Demonstration
20
Chapter III What Have We Learned from Almost 30 Years of Research on Causal Mapping?
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Section II Advances in Causal Mapping Methods
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MetaMatrix Text Analysis as a Novel Method for Network Text Analysisi
81
Chapter V Belief Function Approach to Evidential Reasoning in Causal Maps
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Chapter VI An Empirical Comparison of Collective Causal Mapping Approaches
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Juxtaposing Causal Mapping and Survey Techniques1
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Chapter X Causal Mapping for the Investigation of the Adoption of UML in Information Technology Project Development1
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Some Considerations
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Chapter XII Strategic Implications of Causal Mapping in Strategy Analysis and Formulation
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A Cognitive Approach for Sharing Knowledge and Creating Decision Support for LifeCycle Selection
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Section IV Potential Directions
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A Proposal
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Chapter XV An Outline of Approaches to Analyzing the Behavior of Causal Maps1
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About the Authors
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Chapter VIII Reflections on the Interview Process in Evocative Settings
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Chapter IX Using Causal Mapping to Uncover Cognitive Diversity within a Top Management Team
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V.K. Narayanan is currently the Stubbs Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in Drexel University, Director of the Undergraduate Program in Entrepreneurship in Technology, and Chair of the Academic Council of the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology. Narayanan holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a post graduate degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Ph.D. in business from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has authored (or co-authored) over 60 papers, and four books.

Deborah J. Armstrong is an assistant professor of Information Systems at the University of Arkansas. She received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Kansas with a concentration in information systems and supporting emphasis in organizational communications. Dr. Armstrong’s research interests cover a variety of issues involving the human aspects of technology, change, learning and cognition. [Editor]

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