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dc.contributor.authorShattuck, Lawrence G.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Nita Lewis
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-04T17:25:03Z
dc.date.available2016-02-04T17:25:03Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationOrganization Studies, v. 27, no 7, 2005, pp. 989-1009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47729
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840606065706en_US
dc.description.abstractNaturalistic decision making (NDM) has become established as a methodological and theoretical perspective. It describes how practitioners actually make decisions in complex domains. However, NDM theories tend to focus on the human agents in the system. We extend the NDM perspective to include the technological agents in complex systems and introduce the dynamic model of situated cognition. We describe the general characteristics of NDM and the field of situated cognition, and provide a detailed description of our model. We then apply the model to a recent accident in which a US Navy submarine (USS Greeneville) collided with a Japanese fishing vessel (Ehime Maru). The discussion of the accident illustrates how decisions made are often a result of the interaction between a variety of technological and human agents and how errors introduced into the complex system can propagate through it in unintended ways. We argue that the dynamic model of situated cognition can be used to describe activities in virtually any complex domain.en_US
dc.format.extent21 p.en_US
dc.publisherSage Publishersen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleExtending naturalistic decision making to to complex organizations: a dynamic model of situated cognitionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Researchen_US
dc.subject.authorSituated cognitionen_US
dc.subject.authorDecision makingen_US
dc.subject.authorProcess tracingen_US


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