Designing Stress Resistant Organizations

Computational Theorizing and Crisis Applications

  • Zhiang Lin
  • Kathleen M. Carley

Part of the Information and Organization Design Series book series (INOD, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Zhiang Lin, Kathleen M. Carley
    Pages 1-4
  3. Zhiang Lin, Kathleen M. Carley
    Pages 5-33
  4. Zhiang Lin, Kathleen M. Carley
    Pages 137-145
  5. Zhiang Lin, Kathleen M. Carley
    Pages 147-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-211

About this book


Designing Stress Resistant Organizations demonstrates, in a persuasive way, how computational organization theory can be applied to advance the field of management with its successful integration of theory and practice.
At the theoretical level, the book contains a comprehensive computational framework called DYCORP, which simulates dynamic and interactive organizational behaviors by incorporating multiple factors such as organizational design, task environment, and stress, and which generates consistent and insightful propositions on organizational performance.
The book utilizes an organization science based approach to computational modeling. This approach recognizes the limit of human cognition as it was outlined by Herbert A. Simon in 1947. The model strives to focus on the essence of the reality that is most relevant to the research issue. This approach has been proven to be more beneficial for us to understand the underlying dynamics of the phenomenon.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Zhiang Lin
    • 1
  • Kathleen M. Carley
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5352-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3703-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2668
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