A simulation study on coordination strategies: Decision cycle-time perspective

Gyeung Min J. Kim, Rohae Myung, Ali F. Emdad

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This research aims at gaining insight into how much of the cycle-time of organizational decisions can be reduced through coordination of PC-based modeling activities along the process as well as finding out which of the coordination mechanisms can most reduce this cycle-time. We present a research model in which various types of coordination strategies are proposed depending upon types of interdependencies among user-developed decision models. Based on the research model, simulation models are presented to test the effect of the proposed strategies on cycle-time of organizational decision-making process. ERP implementation by major corporations has shown that IS investment in cycle-time reduction has been focused on the coordination of transactional business applications. The simulation results help researchers and practitioners shift their focus to the coordination of user-developed decision models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Systems and Software
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
He has organized several international conferences in information technology in the past ten years. In the area of funded research he has been the principal investigator for several research grants from Hewlett-Packard, Bell Atlantic, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, NSA, and DoD. In addition to sponsored research, Dr. Emdad has served as a consultant for major corporations, state, and federal agencies.

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  • Coordination
  • Cycle-time reduction
  • Decision model
  • Interdependency
  • Organizational decision process
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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