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Title: The foundations of collaborative group decisions

Authors: Ralph L. Keeney

Addresses: The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 1 Towerview Drive, Durham, NC 27708, USA

Abstract: Collaborative engineering requires collaborative group decisions. This paper presents foundations for a collaborative group decision model, and offers suggestions on how to implement such a model. Specifically, decision analysis techniques are explained to provide a sound foundation and a helpful tool to guide collaborative group decisions. These techniques do not oversimplify the realities of collaborative group decisions. They explicitly knowledge differences of judgements and values among group members and offer a constructive framework to account for these differences in the decision process.

Keywords: collaborative decisions; group decisions; collaboration; decision analysis; collaborative engineering; decision making.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCE.2009.027438

International Journal of Collaborative Engineering, 2009 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.4 - 18

Published online: 24 Jul 2009 *

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