Accession Number : ADA539467


Title :   Computational Modeling of Cultural Dimensions in Adversary Organizations


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jun 2005-30 Nov 2010


Corporate Author : GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Levis, Alexander H. ; Carley, Kathleen M. ; Wagenhals, Lee W. ; Zaidi, Abbas K. ; Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio ; Elder, Robert J. ; Levit, Tod S. ; Moon, Il-Chul ; Morgan, Geoffrey ; St. Charles, Jesse ; Hirshman, Brian ; Lanham, Michael ; Papantoni-Kazakos, P. ; Pachowicz, Peter ; AbuSharekh, Ashraf ; Kansal, Smriti K. ; Olmez, A. E. ; Mansoor, Faisal ; Rafi, M. F. ; Romero, Pedro


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA539467


Report Date : 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 356


Abstract : The initial objectives of the "Computational Modeling of Cultural Dimensions in Adversary Organizations" were: (a) To relate an adversary's organizational structure to behavior when both structure and behavior are conditioned by cultural and social characteristics, as they always are in realistic settings. (b) To address basic research questions centered on locating the points of influence and characterizing the processes necessary to influence organizations in diverse cultures. (c) To explore, through a computational modeling framework, the nexus between data and models for individual adversaries (micro level) and data and models for organizations of adversaries (macro level). As the project evolved, additional objectives were introduced: (d) To explore multi-modeling as a way to model adversary behaviors and research the underlying theory (meta-modeling) (e) Demonstrate the approach through a case study that addresses issues of deterrence. A set of tasks was defined for achieving the these objectives. They were: Task 1: Implement a testbed for computational modeling. Task 2: Expand and enhance the existing models at George Mason University's System Architectures Laboratory (GMU/SAL) and at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CMU/CASOS) Task 3: Conduct computational experiments to address the set of research hypotheses. Task 4: Develop and transition theory-based tools to the Air Force Task 5: Provide Education and Training Task 6: Meta-Modeling for Multi-Modeling Integration Task 7: Demonstration of Computational Experiment Task 8: Management and Documentation.


Descriptors :   *CULTURE , *ORGANIZATIONS , *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , TRAINING , DETERRENCE , THEORY , CASE STUDIES , BEHAVIOR , HYPOTHESES , EDUCATION , MANAGEMENT , TEST BEDS , NETWORKS


Subject Categories : NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS
      OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE