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Decision-making organization and pastoral nomad camp size

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It is suggested on both theoretical and empirical grounds that both central tendency and maximum potential range of variation in camp size among a variety of pastoral nomad groups is heavily constrained by limitations on the ability of individuals and small groups to monitor and process information in decision-making contexts.

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Johnson, G.A. Decision-making organization and pastoral nomad camp size. Hum Ecol 11, 175–199 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00891742

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  • decision-making
  • organization theory
  • pastoralism