Baskerville & Pries-Heje (2010) Design Logic and the Ambiguity Operator

Citation Baskerville, R. L., Pries-Heje, J. (2010). Design Logic and the Ambiguity Operator. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 6105 LNCS, 180–193. URL

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@article{baskerville2010design,
author = {Baskerville, Richard L. and Pries-Heje, Jan},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-13335-0_13},
isbn = {3642133347},
issn = {03029743},
journal = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
pages = {180--193},
title = {{Design Logic and the Ambiguity Operator}},
volume = {6105 LNCS},
year = {2010}
}

Abstract

Technological rules are one form of expressing management design activities like organizational design, decision design, and information systems design. However, the notion of a “rule” can imply an unintended over-specification of premises and outcomes. We propose a design logic using the concept of an ambiguity operator in the predicate logic format. To test the validity of the ambiguity operator, we used it to express the theory under test in a field experiment. The field experiment demonstrated that the ambiguity operator is both useful and valid in logically capturing the field reality when applying designs expressed in the form of technological rules.

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