Organisational Intelligence and Distributed AI

The analysis of this chapter starts from organisational theory, and from this it draws conclusions for the design, and possible organisational applications, of Distributed AI systems. We first review how the concept of organisations has emerged from non-organised "blackbox" entities to so-...

Author: Kirn, Stefan
Division/Institute:FB 04: Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Document types:Working paper
Media types:Text
Publication date:1995
Date of publication on miami:23.09.2008
Modification date:28.01.2015
Series:Arbeitsberichte des Instituts für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Bd. 40
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
DDC Subject:004: Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
330: Wirtschaft
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-23599572286
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-23599572286
Digital documents:040_arbeitsberichte_wirtschaftsinformatik.pdf

The analysis of this chapter starts from organisational theory, and from this it draws conclusions for the design, and possible organisational applications, of Distributed AI systems. We first review how the concept of organisations has emerged from non-organised "blackbox" entities to so-called "computerised" organisations. Within this context organisational researchers have started to redesign their models of intelligent organisations with respect to the availability of advanced computing technology. The recently emerged concept of Organisational Intelligence integrates these efforts in that it suggests five components of intelligent organisational skills (communication, memory, learning, cognition, problem solving). The approach integrates human and computer-based information processing and problem solving capabilities.