Super contact and related optimality conditions


Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

1991, n°15, pp.675-685

Départements : Finance

The aesthetics of work and the beauty of organization


Rivista AIF per la Formazione

1991, vol. 13/14

Départements : Management et Ressources Humaines

The Early Full-Cost Debate and the Problem of Empirically Testing Profit Maximization


Journal of Post Keynesian Economics

hiver 1991, vol. 13, pp.236-251

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

The Impact of Computer Based Decision Aids on Decision Strategies


Information Systems Research

juin 1991, vol. 2, n°2, pp.87-115

Départements : Informations Systems and Operations Management

Mots clés : decision support systems ; decision processes ; cognitive cost-benefit theory

Although Decision Support Systems (DSSs) have been in use since the early seventies, there is as yet no strong theoretical base for predicting how a DSS will influence decision making. Furthermore, the findings of various empirical studies on the outcomes of DSS use are often contradictory. Consequently, there is a need in the Decision Support Systems field for theories or explanatory models to formulate hypotheses, to conduct research in a directed, parsimonious manner and to interpret findings in a coherent way. This will assist both academics and practitioners interested in the use of information systems to support managerial workers. This paper proposes the use of a cognitive effort model of decision making to explain decision maker behavior when assisted by a DSS. The central proposition is that specific features can be incorporated within a DSS that will alter the effort required to implement a particular strategy, and thus influence strategy selection by the decision maker. This was investigated in a series of three experimental studies which examined the influence of computer based decision aids on decision making strategies. In the three experiments, subjects were given different degrees of support to deal with various components of cognitive effort (processing effort, memory effort and information tracking effort) associated with the strategies applicable to preferential choice problems. The results show that decision makers tend to adapt their strategy selection to the type of decision aids available in such a way as to reduce effort. These results suggest that the assumption that decision makers use a DSS exclusively to maximize decision quality is open to question. DSS studies which consider the joint effects of effort and quality, or control one while manipulating the other, are more likely to provide consistent and interpretable results

The Infinite Regress of Optimization


Behavioral and Brain Sciences

1991, vol. 14, pp.229-230

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

The quality movement in France: a passing fad or a new mode of management ?


Quality Forum

juin 1991, vol. 17, n°2

Départements : Management et Ressources Humaines

The Value of Information--An Axiomatic Approach

I. GILBOA, E. Lehrer

Journal of Mathematical Economics

1991, vol. 20, pp.443-459

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Turnpike properties for a class of piecewise deterministic systems arising in manufacturing flow control

A. Haurie, C. VAN DELFT

Annals of Operational Research

1991, vol. 29, pp.351-374

Départements : Informations Systems and Operations Management, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Un investissement stratégique



1991, n°5, pp.215-225

Départements : Management et Ressources Humaines, GREGHEC (CNRS)