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Information sharing, deliberation, and collective decision-making: A computational model of collaborative governance


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In recent decades, there has been an increase in theoretical attention to collaborative governance as a deliberative decision-making process among stakeholders. Meanwhile, relatively less attention has been paid by scholars to behavioral and procedural aspects of the decision-making process in collaborative governance. The following study was based on group information-processing and decision-making literature in social psychology to develop a decision-making model of collaborative governance. This model conceptualizes collaborative governance as a collective, egalitarian, deliberate, and consensus-oriented decision-making process. Further, this model considers different types of human motivation and biases in information-processing and group decision-making. This researcher employed an agent-based modeling method to design a computational model of the deliberation process in the context of collaborative governance to identify relationships among actors' social and epistemic motivations; managerial interventions including agenda setting, speaking turn, and forum size; and performance of collaborative governance such as success in reaching consensus, responsiveness of the decision, and mutual learning. The results of the simulation are discussed via nineteen propositions regarding the effects of motivated information-processing behaviors, responsiveness to the public and specific stakeholder groups, authentic dialogue, and managerial intervention. This study concludes by discussing the prospect of an information-processing perspective on collaborative governance.

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Subject
Social psychology;
Public administration;
Organizational behavior
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0617: Public administration
0703: Organizational behavior
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Agent-based modeling; Collaborative governance; Decision-making; Deliberation; Information sharing; Learning
Title
Information sharing, deliberation, and collective decision-making: A computational model of collaborative governance
Author
Choi, Taehyon
Number of pages
229
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0208
Source
DAI-A 72/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124786933
Advisor
Robertson, Peter J.
Committee member
Fulk, Janet; Heikkila, Eric J.
University/institution
University of Southern California
Department
Policy, Planning and Development
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3465965
ProQuest document ID
884234666
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/884234666
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