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Information Sciences Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California 93943

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MARK E. NISSEN

MARK E. NISSEN
Professor of Information sciences
Director, Edge Center

PUBLICATIONS

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Publications in Refereed Journals:

  • "Initiating a System for Visualizing and Measuring Dynamic Knowledge," Technological Forecasting & Social Change (April 2018).
  • "Working Toward a System for Measuring Dynamic Knowledge," International Journal of Knowledge Management 13:3 (2017), pp. 1-19.
  • "Organization Design for Dynamic Fit: A Review and Projection," Journal of Organizational Design 3:2 (2014), pp. 30-42.
  • "Leveraging Strategic Sourcing and Knowledge Management to Improve the Acquisition of Knowledge Based Services," Journal of Public Procurement 14: 21 (summer 2014), pp. 215-251; with Timothy G. Hawkins and Rene G. Rendon.
  • “Knowledge Work through Social Media Applications: Team Performance Implications of Immersive Virtual Worlds,” Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce 23:1-2 (2013), pp. 84-109; with Richard Bergin.
  • “If You Can’t Trust, Stick to Hierarchy: Structure and Trust as Contingency Factors in Threat Assessment Contexts," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 9:1 (2012), Article 14, pp. 1-19; with Ned Powley.
  • “Designing Inter-Organisational Collectivities for Dynamic Fit: Stability, Manoeuvrability and Application in Disaster Relief Endeavours,” International Journal of Organizational Design and Engineering 1:4 (2011), pp. 276-291.
  • “Designing Organizations for Dynamic Fit: System Stability, Maneuverability and Opportunity Loss,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part A 41:3 (May 2011), pp. 418-433; with Rich Burton.
  • “Accelerating Acculturation through Tacit Knowledge Flows: Refining a Grounded Theory Model,” VINE 40: 3/4, Special Issue on KM and Culture (2010), pp. 312 – 325; DOI 10.1108/03055721011071430); with June Lee.
  • “Knowledge Sharing as a Contingency in the Design of Counterterrorism Organizations,” International C2 Journal 4:2 (2010), pp. 1-30; with Tara Leweling.
  • “Efficient Experimental Design Tools for Exploring Large Simulation Models,” Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 15:3 (2009), pp. 237-257; DOI 10.1007/s10588-009-9059-1; with Regine Pei Tze Oh, Susan Sanchez, Thomas Lucas and Hong Wan.
  • “Toward Harmonizing Command and Control with Organization and Management Theory,” International C2 Journal 3:2 (2009), pp. 1-59; with David Alberts.
  • “Streams of Shared Knowledge: Computational Expansion of Organization Theory,” Knowledge Management Research & Practice 6:2 (2008), pp. 124-140; with Ray Levitt and Ryan Orr.
  • “Editorial – Managing Knowledge Transfer in Distributed Contexts,” Introduction to Special Issue of Information Systems Journal 18:6 (2008), pp. 559-566; with Kevin Desouza and Carsten Sørensen; note: this editorial piece appears in a refereed journal, but the piece itself was subject to only editorial- not peer-review.
  • “Keynote Paper: Enhancing Organisational Metacognition – Flow Visualisation to Make the Knowledge Network Explicit,” International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations 4:4 (2007), pp. 331-350.
  • “Information Flow Aspects of Interorganizational Crisis Management,” Journal of Information Warfare 6:2 (2007), pp. 39-51; with Rauno and Tuija Kuusisto.
  • “Knowledge Management and Global Cultures: Elucidation through an Institutional Knowledge-Flow Perspective,” Knowledge and Process Management 14:3 (2007), pp. 211-225.
  • “Computational Experimentation on New Organizational Forms: Exploring Behavior and Performance of Edge Organizations,” Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 13:3 (2007), pp. 203-240.
  • “Enterprise Command, Control and Design: Bridging C2 Practice and CT Research,” International C2 Journal 1:1 (2007), pp. 61-112; accessible online at http://www.dodccrp.org/files/IC2J_v1n1_03_Nissen.pdf.
  • “Computational Modeling of Project Organizations under Stress,” Project Management Journal 38:1 (2007), pp. 5-20; with John Dillard.
  • “Defining and Exploring the Terrorism Field: Toward an Intertheoretic, Agent-Based Approach,” Technology Futures & Social Change 74 (2007), pp. 165-192; with Tara Leweling.
  • “Discontinuity in Organizations: Developing a Knowledge-Based Organizational Performance Model for Discontinuous Membership,” International Journal of Knowledge Management 3:1 (2007), pp. 18-36; with Rahinah Ibrahim.
  • "Incorporating Software Agents into Supply Chains: Experimental Investigation with a Procurement Task,” MIS Quarterly 30:1 (2006), pp. 145-166; with Kishore Sengupta.
  • "Dynamic Knowledge Patterns to Inform Design: A Field Study of Knowledge Stocks and Flows in an Extreme Organization," Journal of Management Information Systems 22:3 (2006), pp. 225-263.
  • "Experimental Assessment of an Innovation Knowledge System for Decision Support," Business Process Management Journal 11:5 (2005), pp. 444-475.
  • “Managing Context in Business Process Management Systems,” Journal of Requirements Engineering online publication of Springer-Verlag: DOI 10.1007/s00766-005-0005-6 (2005); with Bala Ramesh, Radhika Jain and Peng Xu.
  • “Editorial Preface – Knowledge as a Multidimensional Concept: a Call for Action,” International Journal of Knowledge Management 1:3 (2005), pp. i-v; with Murray Jennex; note: this editorial piece appears in a refereed journal, but the piece itself was subject to only editorial- not peer-review.
  • “Contextual Criticality of Knowledge-Flow Dynamics: Understanding a U.S. Tragedy of Friendly Fire,” Defense & Security Analysis 20:3 (2004), pp. 209-228; with Erik Jansen, Carl Jones and Gail Thomas.
  • "Agent-Based Modeling of Knowledge Dynamics," Knowledge Management Research & Practice 2:3 (2004), pp. 169-183; with Ray Levitt.
  • "Experimental Analysis of e-Employment Market Designs," Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce 14:3 (2004), pp. 195-222; with Bill Gates.
  • “Knowledge Management Research & Practice: Visions and Directions,” Knowledge Management Research & Practice 1:1 editorial paper (2003), pp. 49-60; with John Edwards, Meliha Handzic and Sven Carlsson; note: this editorial piece appears in a refereed journal, but the piece itself was subject to only editorial- not peer-review.
  • "Beyond the Body of Knowledge: A Knowledge-Flow Approach to Project Management Theory and Practice," Project Management Journal 34:2 (2003), pp. 4-12; with Keith Snider.
  • "An Extended Model of Knowledge-Flow Dynamics," Communications of the Association for Information Systems 8 (2002), pp. 251-266.
  • "Measurement-driven Enterprise Systems Engineering," Journal of Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis 4:1 (2001), pp. 63-76.
  • "Beyond Electronic Disintermediation through Multi-Agent Systems," Journal of Logistics Information Management 14:4 (2001), pp. 256-275.
  • "Designing Agent-based Electronic Employment Markets," Electronic Commerce Research Journal, Special Issue on Theory and Application of Electronic Market Design 1:3 (2001), pp. 239-263; with Bill Gates.
  • "Innovating the Federal Acquisition Process through Intelligent Agents," Acquisition Review Quarterly 8:3 (2001), pp. 161-165; with David Fowler.
  • "Agent-Based Supply Chain Integration," Journal of Information Technology Management 2:3 Special Issue, Electronic Commerce in Procurement and the Supply Chain (2001), pp. 289-312.
  • "An Experiment to Assess the Performance of a Redesign Knowledge System," Journal of Management Information Systems 17:3 (2000), pp. 25-44.
  • "Agent-Based Supply Chain Disintermediation vs. Re-intermediation: Economic and Technological Perspectives," International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management 9 (2000), pp. 237-256.
  • "An Intelligent Tool for Process Redesign: Manufacturing Supply Chain Applications," International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems 12:4, Special Issue on Business Process Design, Modeling and Analysis (October 2000), pp. 321-339.
  • "Knowledge Process and System Design for the Coast Guard," Knowledge and Process Management Journal 7:3, Special Issue, Into the 'E' Era (2000), pp. 165-176; with LT James Espino.
  • "Integrated Analysis and Design of Knowledge Systems and Processes," Information Resources Management Journal 13:1 (January-March 2000), pp. 24-43; with Magdi Kamel and Kishore Sengupta.
  • "Knowledge-Based Knowledge Management in the Reengineering Domain," Decision Support Systems 27 Special Issue, from Information Retrieval to Knowledge Management (1999), pp. 47-65.
  • “SPS and Beyond: Innovating Acquisition through Intelligent Electronic Contracting,” Acquisition Review Quarterly 6:4 (1999), pp. 383-394.
  • "A Systematic Approach to Prioritizing Weapon System Requirements and Military Operations through Requisite Variety," Acquisition Review Quarterly 6:1 (1999), pp. 1-20; with Maj. Douglas B. Bushey.
  • "Redesigning Reengineering through Measurement-Driven Inference," MIS Quarterly 22:4 (1998), pp. 509-534.
  • "Alpha Contracting JSOW Style," National Contract Management Journal 29:1 (1998), pp. 15-32.
  • "Managing Radical Change in Acquisition," Acquisition Review Quarterly 5:2, Special Issue on Managing Radical Change (1998), pp. 89-106; with K. Snider and D. Lamm.
  • "Reengineering Support through Measurement-Driven Inference," Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management 6 (1997), pp. 109-120.
  • “Reengineering the RFP Process through Knowledge-Based Systems,” Acquisition Review Quarterly 4:1 (1997), pp. 87-100.
  • "A Focused Review of the Reengineering Literature: Expert Frequently Asked Questions," Quality Management Journal 3:3 (1996), pp. 52-66.
  • "Designing Qualitative Simulation Systems for Business," Simulation & Gaming 27:4 (1996), pp. 462-483.

Books:

  • Harnessing Dynamic Knowledge Principles in the Technology-Driven World Hershey, PA: IGI Global (2014).
  • Harnessing Knowledge Dynamics: Principled Organizational Knowing & Learning Hershey, PA: IRM Press (2006).
  • Contracting Process Innovation Vienna, VA: National Contract Management Association (2000).
  • Knowledge-Based Organizational Process Redesign: Using Process Flow Measures to Transform Procurement, School of Business, University of Southern California (May 1996); Runner-Up for the ("winner-less") Doctoral Dissertation Award at the International Conference on Information Systems; published through UMI.

Book Chapters:

  • "Reconsidering a System for Measuring Dynamic Knowledge: Extending a Novel Line of Research." In: M. Jennex (Ed.), Current Issues and Trends in Knowledge Management, Discovery, and Transfer. Hershey, PA: IGI Global (2020), pp. 48-70.
  • Nissen, M.E., "Organization Design and Engineering for Dynamic Fit: Toward Analytic Principles, Methods and Tools," in R. Magalhães (Ed.), Organisational Design and Engineering (2014).
  • "Harnessing Knowledge Power for Competitive Advantage," in: M. Chilton and J. Bloodgood (Eds.), Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage: Issues and Potential Solutions Hershey, PA: IGI Global (2013).
  • “Leveraging Mobile Network Technologies to Accelerate Tacit Knowledge Flows across Organizations and Distances,” in G. Trentin (Ed.) Technology and Knowledge Flow: The Power of Networks Oxford: Chandos (2012); with Alex Bordetsky.
  • “Measuring Dynamic Knowledge Flows: Implications for Organizational Performance,” in: G. Schiuma (Ed.), Managing Knowledge Assets and Business Value Creation in Organizations Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference (2011), Ch. 8, pp. 125-145.
  • “Designing Complex Organizations Computationally,” in: M. Wang and Z. Sun (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Complex Dynamic Process Management: Techniques for Adaptability in Turbulent Environments Hershey, PA: IGI Global (2010), pp. 573-598; with Carl Oros.
  • “Developing a knowledge-based organizational performance model for improving knowledge flows in discontinuous organizations,” in: M. Jennex (ed.) Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory and Transfer Behavior: Global Approaches and Advancements Hershey, PA: IGIGlobal (2009), pp. 89-108; with Rahinah Ibrahim.
  • “Diagnosing Misfits, Inducing Requirements, and Delineating Transformations within Computer Network Operations Organization,” in: K. Knapp (Ed.), Cyber-Security and Global Information Assurance: Threat Analysis and Response Solutions (2009); with Nikolaos Bekatoros and Jack Koons.
  • “Visualizing Knowledge Networks and Flows to Enhance Organizational Metacognition in Virtual Organizations,” in: C. Camisón, D. Palacios, F. Garrigós and C. Devece (Eds.), Connectivity and Knowledge Management in Virtual Organizations: Networking and Developing Interactive Communications Hershey, PA: IGI Global (2008).
  • “Transforming Business Process Transformation with Diagnostic Knowledge-Based Tools,” in: V. Grover and M. Markus (Eds.) Business Process Transformation Armonk, NY: Sharpe (2008), pp. 101-121.
  • “Toward the Multidimensional Conceptualization of Knowledge,” in: M. Jennex (Ed.), Knowledge Management in Modern Organizations Hershey, PA: Idea Group (2007), pp. 278-284; with Murray Jennex.
  • “Co-Evolution and Co-Design of Agile Organizations and Information Systems Through Agent-Based Modeling,” in: K. Desouza (Ed.), Agile Information Systems: Conceptualization, Construction, and Management Amsterdam: Elsevier (2007), pp. 266-284; with Yan Jin.
  • “Computational Experimentation,” in: D. Schwartz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management Hershey, PA: Idea Group (2006), pp. 51-57; with Ray Levitt.
  • “Toward Designing Organizations around Knowledge Flows,” in: K. Desouza (Ed.), New Frontiers of Knowledge Management New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan (2005), pp. 182-203.
  • “Defense Project Management Knowledge Flow through Lessons Learned Systems," in: E. Carayannis, Y. Kwak and F. Anbari (Eds.), The Story of Managing Projects Westport, CN: Praeger (2005), pp. 118-133; with Keith Snider.
  • “Agent- and Web-Based Employment Marketspaces in the U.S. Department of Defense,” in: M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology I-V Hershey PA: Idea Group Press (2005), pp. 74-80; with Bill Gates.
  • “Delineating Knowledge Flows for Enterprise Knowledge Agility,” in: M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Vol. 2 Hershey PA: Idea Group Press (2005), pp. 779-785.
  • “Procurement: Process Overview and Emerging Project Management Techniques,” in: P. Morris and J. Pinto (Eds.), The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects Hoboken, NJ: Wiley (2004), pp. 643-653.
  • “Intelligent Agents,” in: H. Bidgoli (Ed.), The Internet Encyclopedia Volume 2, New York: Wiley (2004), pp. 192-203; with Daniel D. Zeng.
  • “Inducing Enterprise Knowledge Flows,” in: J. Gupta and S. Sharma (Eds.), Creating Knowledge Based Organizations Hershey, PA: Idea (2004), Ch. 9, pp. 185-202.
  • "Knowledge Flow through a Military Joint Task Force Operation," in: C. Holsapple (Ed.), Handbook on Knowledge Management Springer-Verlag (2002).
  • “U.S. Defense Acquisition Research Program: A New Look,” in: D. Slevin, D. Cleland and J. Pinto (Eds.), The Frontiers of Project Management Research Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute (2002), Ch. 6, pp. 115-134; with Keith Snider and Ira Lewis.
  • "Agent- and Web-based Employment Marketspaces in the U.S. Department of Defense," in: A. Gronlund (Ed.), Electronic Government: Design, Applications and Management Idea Group Publishing: Hershey, PA (2002), Ch. 9, pp. 170-204; with Bill Gates.
  • "Integrating Knowledge Process and System Design for Naval Battle Groups," in: M. Khosrowpour (Ed.), Advanced Topics in Information Resources Management Idea Group Publishing: Hershey, PA (2002), Ch. XVIII, pp. 315-333; with Elias Oxendine.
  • “Systematic Analysis and Design of Knowledge Systems and Processes," in: Y. Malhotra (Ed.), Knowledge Management and Virtual OrganizationsIdea Group Publishing: Hershey, PA (2000), Chapter XII, pp. 214-244; with Magdi Kamel and Kishore Sengupta.
  • "Integrated Analysis and Design of Knowledge Systems and Processes," in: Y. Malhotra (Ed.), Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations Hershey: Idea (2000); with Magdi Kamel and Kishore Sengupta.
  • "A Configuration-Contingent Enterprise Redesign Model," in: T.R. Gulledge, D.J. Elzinga and C.Y. Lee (Eds.), Process Engineering: Advancing the State of the Art Kluwer: Norwell, MA (1999), Chapter 7, pp. 145-185.
  • "The Standard Procurement System and Beyond," in A. Lee and C. Fisher (Eds.), Innovative Contracting: Practical Approaches National Contract Management Association: Vienna, VA (1999), Chapter 11, pp. 127-141; with A. Karty.

Publications in Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • “Extending a System for Measuring Dynamic Knowledge: Reconsidering Knowledge Flow Efficiency for Decision Support,” Proceedings Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences, Maui, HI (January 2020).
  • "Understanding Organization Power Implications of Information System Designs through Measurement of Dynamic Knowledge," Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; with Shelley Gallup, Paul Shigley & Bob Tanner (November 2019).
  • "Applying a System for Measuring Dynamic Knowledge: Reconsidering the Spiral Model," Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Wailea, HI (January 2019).
  • "Dynamic C2 Design for Teams of Autonomous Systems and People," Proceedings International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Pensacola, FL (November 2018). 
  • "Towards Assessing the Willingness of Intelligence Analysts to Contribute to Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) in Highly Classified and Sensitive Environments," Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2015); with Bob Hambly, Yair Levy and Amon Seagull. 
  • "Toward Computational Modeling of C2 for Teams of Autonomous Systems and People," Proceedings International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Alexandria, VA (June 2014); with David Place.
  • "Measuring Acquisition Workforce Quality through Dynamic Knowledge and Performance: An Exploratory Investigation to Interrelate Acquisition Knowledge with Process Maturity," Proceedings Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, CA (May 2014); with Rene Rendon.
  • "Archetypical C2 Organization Design for Ever Increasing Technological Autonomy: An Unmanned Aircraft System Illustration," Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Alexandria, VA (June 2013); with David Place.
  • “Measuring Dynamic Knowledge and Performance at the Tactical Edges of Organizations: Assessing Acquisition Workforce Quality,” Proceedings Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, CA, (May 2013).
  • “Understanding the Potential of Virtual Environments for Improving C2 Performance,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Quebec City, Quebec (June 2011); with Ken Hudson.
  • “Examining Work Performance in Immersive Virtual Environments versus Face-to-Face Physical Environments through Laboratory Experimentation,” Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Koloa, HI (January 2011); with Richard Bergin and Bryan Hudgens.
  • “Command & Control in Virtual Environments: Laboratory Experimentation to Compare Virtual with Physical,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Santa Monica, CA (June 2010); with Richard Bergin, Alicemary Adams, Ramez Andraus, Bryan Hudgens and June Lee.
  • “Command & Control in Virtual Environments: Designing a Virtual Environment for Experimentation,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Santa Monica, CA (June 2010); with Ken Hudson.
  • “Extending Hypothesis Testing of Edge Organizations Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging During ELICIT,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Santa Monica, CA (June 2010); with Layne Kalbfleisch.
  • “Study of Trust as an Organizational Contingency, Part II: Examining Four Dimensions of Trust in ELICIT Experimentation,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Santa Monica, CA (June 2010); with Ned Powley and Joe Seykora.
  • “Command & Control in Virtual Environments: Tailoring Software Agents to Emulate Specific People,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Santa Monica, CA (June 2010); with Danielle Wynn and Mary Ruddy.
  • “Tacit Knowledge Flows and Institutional Theory: Accelerating Acculturation,” Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Koloa, Kauai, HI (January 2010); with Alicemary Adams and June Lee; nominated for Best Paper Award.
  • "Conceptualizing Dynamic Fit and Misfit: Organizational Design Implications," Proceedings Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL (August 2009).
  • “Trust-Mistrust as a Design Contingency: Laboratory Experimentation in a Counterterrorism Context,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Washington, DC (June 2009); with Ned Powley; recommended for Best Paper Award.
  • “Conceptualizing Dynamic Organizational Fit in Multicontingency Contexts,” Proceedings Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA (August 2008); with Tara Leweling.
  • “C2 for Computer Networked Operations: Using Computational Experimentation to Identify the Highest-Performance Organizational Configurations,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Seattle, WA (June 2008); with Jack L. Koons III and Nikolaos Bekatoros.
  • “New Software Platform Capabilities and Experimentation Campaign for ELICIT,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Seattle, WA (June 2008); with Mary Ruddy.
  • “Self-Organization and -Synchronization at the Edge: Situated Action, Identity and Improvisation,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Seattle, WA (June 2008); with Frank Barrett.
  • “Expanding Knowledge-Flow Theory through Computational Analysis of Knowledge Specialization,” Proceedings Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (August 2007); with Ryan Orr and Ray Levitt.
  • “Hypothesis Testing of Edge Organizations: Modeling the C2 Organization Design Space,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Newport, RI (June 2007); Winner – Best Student Paper Award; with Jamie Gateau, Tara Leweling and John Looney; available: http://www.dodccrp.org/events/12th_ICCRTS/CD/html/papers/093.pdf.
  • “Hypothesis Testing of Edge Organizations: Laboratory Experimentation using the ELICIT Multiplayer Intelligence Game,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Newport, RI (June 2007); nominated for the Best Paper Award; with Tara Leweling; available: http://www.dodccrp.org/events/12th_ICCRTS/CD/html/papers/017.pdf.
  • “Hypothesis Testing of Edge Organizations: Empirically Calibrating an Organizational Model for Experimentation,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Newport, RI (June 2007); with Doug MacKinnon, Ray Levitt and Marc Ramsey.
  • “Transcontinental Knowledge Flows: Bridging our International Understanding of Knowledge Management Research and Practice,” Proceedings Wissen Management Konferenz, Potsdam, Germany (March 2007); note: this article review appears in a refereed conference proceedings volume, but the article itself was subject to only editorial- not peer-review.
  • “Implications of Information Flow Priorities for Interorganizational Crisis Management,” Proceedings International Conference on Information Warfare & Security, Monterey, CA (March 2007), pp. 133-140; with Rauno and Tuija Kuusisto.
  • “Organizational Metacognition: the Importance of Knowing the Knowledge Network,” Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island, HI (January 2007); with John Looney.
  • “Computational Experimentation on C2 Models,” Proceedings International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Cambridge, UK (September 2006); nominated for the Best Paper Award; with Ryan Orr.
  • “Computational Modeling and Analysis of Networked Organizational Planning in a Coalition Maritime Strike Environment,” C111, Proceedings Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA (June 2006); Winner – Best Student Paper Award; with John Looney.
  • “Modeling Skill Growth and Decay in Edge Organizations: Near-Optimizing Knowledge & Power Flows (Phase Two),” C152, Proceedings Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA (June 2006); with Doug MacKinnon and Ray Levitt.
  • “Changing Major Acquisition Organizations to Adopt the Best Loci of Knowledge, Responsibilities and Decision Rights,” Proceedings Third Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, CA (May 2006); with Frank Barrett.
  • “Hypothesis Testing of Edge Organizations: Specifying Computational C2 Models for Experimentation,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, McLean, VA (June 2005).
  • “A Computational Approach to Diagnosing Misfits, Inducing Requirements, and Delineating Transformations for Edge Organizations,” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, McLean, VA (June 2005); nominated for the Best Paper Award.
  • “Knowledge as Inventory: Near-Optimizing Knowledge and Power Flows in Edge Organizations (Phase One),” Proceedings International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, McLean, VA (June 2005); Winner – Best Student Paper Award; with Doug MacKinnon and Ray Levitt.
  • “Determining the Best Loci of Knowledge, Responsibilities and Decision Rights in Major Acquisition Organizations,” Proceedings Second Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Monterey, CA (May 2005); with John Dillard.
  • “Developing a Knowledge-based Organizational Performance Model for Discontinuous Participatory Enterprises,” Proceedings Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences, Big Island, HI (January 2005); with Rahinah Ibrahim.
  • “Simulating Environment Contingencies using SimVision,” Proceedings North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science, Pittsburgh, PA (June 2004); with Rahinah Ibrahim.
  • “Computational Experimentation: Bridging the Chasm between Laboratory and Field Research in C2,” Proceedings Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA (June 2004); with Ray Buettner.
  • “Agent-Based Modeling of Knowledge-Flows: Illustration from the Domain of Information Systems Design,” Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, HI (January 2004); with Ray Levitt.
  • “Emerging Technology to Model Dynamic Knowledge Creation and Flow among Construction Industry Stakeholders duringthe Critical Feasibility-Entitlements Phase,” Proceedings Joint Symposium on IT in CE, Nashville, TN (November 2003); with Rahinah Ibrahim.
  • "The Virtual Design Team (VDT): A Multi-Agent Analysis Framework for Designing Project Organizations," Proceedings International Conference on the Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems, Boston, MA (October 2003); with Ray Levitt.
  • “Dynamic Models of Knowledge-Flow Dynamics,” Proceedings Minnesota Knowledge Management Symposium, Minneapolis, MN (March 2003); with Ray Levitt.
  • "What is a Digital Contract?" Proceedings National Contract Management Association World Congress, Long Beach, CA (July 2002); with Chris Webster.
  • "Lessons Learned to Guide Project Management Theory and Research: Pragmatism and Knowledge Flow," Proceedings Second PMI Research Conference, Seattle, WA (July 2002); with Keith Snider.
  • “An Empirical Investigation of e-Employment Market Designs,” Proceedings International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research, Dallas, TX (November 2001); with Bill Gates.
  • “Intelligent Agent Intermediation of Patient/Physician Relationships,” in: V. Mookerjee and P. Bowen (Eds.), Proceedings 2000 International Conference on Information Systems, Brisbane, Australia, Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (December 2000); with James Warren.
  • "U.S. Defense Acquisition Research Program," Proceedings First PMI Research Conference, Paris, France (June 2000), pp. 103-114; with Keith Snider.
  • "Toward Integrating Knowledge Management, Processes and Systems: A Position Paper," Proceedings American Association for Artificial Intelligence 2000 Spring Symposium, Stanford, CA, Workshop on Bringing Knowledge to Business Processes (March 2000), pp. 22-29; with Magdi Kamel and Kishore Sengupta.
  • “Supply Chain Process and Agent Design for E-Commerce,” in: R. Sprague (Ed.), Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI (January 2000).
  • "Experimental Assessment of a Process Workflow Redesign Agent," in: R. Sprague (Ed.), Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI (January 2000).
  • “A Multi-Agent Approach to Supply Chain Disintermediation,” in: S. Narasimhan and S. Sarkar (Eds.), Proceedings 1999 International Conference on Information Systems, Charlotte, NC, Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (December 1999), pp. 222-227.
  • "An Agent Federation for Supply Chain Integration," in: B. Drabble and P. Jarvis (Eds.), Proceedings American Association for Artificial Intelligence Conference, Orlando, FL, Workshop on Agent-Based Systems in the Business Context (July 1999).
  • "SPS and Beyond: Innovating Acquisition through Intelligent Electronic Contracting," in: C. Brown (Ed.), Proceedings Acquisition Research Symposium, Rockville, MD (June 1999).
  • "Some Intelligent Software Supply Chain Agents," in: O. Etzioni, J. Muller and J. Bradshaw (Eds.), Proceedings Agents 99 Conference, Seattle, WA (May 1999); with Anshu Mehra."
  • “An Intelligent Agent for Web-based Process Redesign," in: R. Sprague (Ed.), Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI (January 1999).
  • "Redesigning Software Procurement through Intelligent Agents," in: R. Gamble (Ed.), Proceedings American Association for Artificial Intelligence Conference, Madison, WI, Workshop on Knowledge Management and Business Process Reengineering (1998); with Anshu Mehra.
  • "Case Study: Intelligent Software Supply Chain Agents Using ADE," in: J. Baxter and B. Logan (Eds.), Proceedings American Association for Artificial Intelligence Conference, Madison, WI, Workshop on Software Tools for Developing Agents (1998); with Anshu Mehra.
  • "Toward Intelligent Web-based Redesign Support," in: D. O'Leary and R. Gamble (Eds.), Proceedings American Association for Artificial Intelligence Conference, Providence, RI, Workshop on AI in Business (1997).
  • "Measurement-Driven Inference for Reengineering Support," in: D. O'Leary and P. Watson (Eds.), Proceedings American Association for Artificial Intelligence Conference, Portland, OR, Workshop on AI in Business (1996).
  • "Meta-Cognitive Learning Effects through Student Redesign of the IS Core," in: C. Ragsdale and E. Houck (Eds.), Proceedings Decision Sciences Institute Conference (Volume 1) Boston, MA (1995).
  • "Valuing IT through Virtual Process Measurement," in: M. Munroe (Ed.), Proceedings International Conference on Information Systems, Vancouver, Canada (1994).
  • "Qualitative Simulation of Organizational Microprocesses," in: R. Sprague, Jr. and J. Nunamaker, Jr. (Eds.), Proceedings Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Volume IV), Maui, HI (1994).
  • "Multivariate Statistics and Symbolic Artificial Intelligence: Analytical and Empirical Comparisons in Language Recognition," in: J. Evans (Ed.), Proceedings: Decision Sciences Institute Conference (Volume 2) Washington, DC (1993); Best Paper Award.

Other Publications:

  • Surface Warfare Proficiency Knowledge Management Architecture,” Technical Report NPS-IS-19-003, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (October 2019); with Shelley Gallup.
  • Manned-Unmanned Teaming in Distributed Maritime Operations,” Technical Report NPS-IS-19-002, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (December 2019); with Shelley Gallup.
  • "A Knowledge Based Analysis of Information Technologies Required to Support Fleet Tactical Grid," Technical Report NPS-IS-19-001, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (March 2019); with Shelley Gallup and Steve Iatrou.
  • "Key Recommendations for Retaining Surface Warfare Officer Talent," U.S. Naval Institute Blog (25 March 2019); URL: https://blog.usni.org/posts/2019/03/25/key-recommendations-for-retaining-surface-warfare-officer-talent ; with Simona Tick.
  • "Toward Integrating Our Understanding of Talent in the US Navy," Technical Report NPS-IS-18-002, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (November 2018); with Simona Tick.
  • "Understanding and Retaining Talent in the Surface Warfare Community," Technical Report NPS-18-001, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (March 2018); with Simona Tick. 
  • "Dynamic C2 Design for Asymmetric Advantage: Teams of Autonomous Systems and People," Technical Report NPS-IS-17-004, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (December 2017).
  • "Toward a System for Visualizing and Measuring Dynamic Knowledge," Technical Report NPS-IS-17-003, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (December 2017).
  • "Four Key Steps to Retaining Talent in the Information Warfare Community, CHIPS (April-June 2017); Online ISSN 2154-1779; Print ISSN 1047-9988; with Simona Tick.
  • "Understanding and Retaining Talent in the Information Warfare Community," Technical Report NPS-17-002, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (February 2017); with Simona Tick.
  • "Command and Control for Teams of Autonomous Systems and People," Technical Report NPS-16-001, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (November 2016); with David Place.
  • "Command and Control Models of Next Generation Unmanned Aircraft Systems," Technical Report NPS-IS-15-002, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (October 2015); with David Place.
  • "Featured Article: Advancing Autonomous Systems: Rough Seas Ahead for Command & Control," CRUSERNews 54 (August 2015).
  • "Marine Forces Reserve: Accelerating Knowledge Flow through Asynchronous Learning Technologies," Technical Report NPS-14-008, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (December 2014); with Robert McGuiness and Anthony Davis.
  • "Computational Experimentation to Understand C2 for Teams of Autonomous Systems and People," Technical Report NPS-14-007, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (December 2014); with David Place.
  • "Command and Control for Teams of Autonomous Systems and People: 2014 Abbreviated Research Summary," in: R. Buettner (Ed.), FY2014 CRUSER Research Results (September 2014).
  • "Measuring Acquisition Workforce Quality through Dynamic Knowledge and Performance: An Exploratory Investigation to Interrelate Acquisition Knowledge with Process Maturity," Technical Report NPS-CM-13-116, Acquisition Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (October 2013); with Rene Rendon.
  • “C2 Agility and Combat Boots: One Size Does Not Fit All,” CRUSER News 26 (April 2013).
  • “Toward an Operational Proxy for Acquisition Workforce Quality,” Technical Report NPS-AM-12-206, Acquisition Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (October 2012).
  • “Applying an Aerodynamics Inspired Organizational Dynamic Fit Model to Disaster Relief Endeavors,” Technical Report No. NPS-IS-11-001, Naval Postgraduate School (January 2011).
  • CyberKM: Harnessing Dynamic Knowledge for Competitive Advantage through Cyberspace,” Technical Report No. NPS-IS-10-006, Naval Postgraduate School (November 2010).
  • “Command and Control in Virtual Environments: Using Contingency Theory to Understand Organization in Virtual Worlds,” Technical Report No. NPS-IS-10-005, Naval Postgraduate School (October 2010).
  • “Book Review: Knowledge Management – Systems Implementation: Lessons from the Silicon Valley, by Hind Benbya,” Knowledge Management Research & Practice 7:2 (2009); note: this book review appears in a refereed journal, but the piece itself was subject to only editorial- not peer-review.
  • “Dynamic Fit and Misfit through Organizational Design: Conceptualization via Stability and Maneuverability,” Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report NPS-46-09-001 (June 2009).
  • “Responding to Counterterrorism Threats: Effects of Coalition Trust and Mistrust on Organizational Design,” Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report NPS-GSBPP-09-001 (February 2009); with Ned Powley.
  • “NAVAL POSTGRAD SCHOOL SEEKS TO DECENTRALIZE DECISION-MAKING,” quoted by Dan Taylor in Inside the Navy Magazine22:14, Article #17 (13 April 2009).
  • “Man vs. Machine: How Computers Routed the Experts,” quoted by Ian Ayres in Financial Times Magazine (2 September 2007), p. 18.
  • “Who’s the Boss? Soon It May Be a Computer Calling the Shots,” quoted by Chris Penttila in Entrepreneur (March 2007), p. 36.
  • “Book Review: Case Studies in Knowledge Management,” Knowledge Management Research & Practice 4:1 (2006), pp. 75-76; note: this book review appears in a refereed journal, but the review itself was subject to only editorial- not peer-review.
  • “Book Review: The Agile Organization,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 19:2 (2006), p. 362; note: this book review appears in a refereed journal, but the review itself was subject to only editorial- not peer-review.
  • “Freeway Ministry,” written for Bill Hardman, Truth Magazine (October-December 2006).
  • “Changing Major Acquisition Organizations to Adopt the Best Loci of Knowledge, Responsibilities and Decision Rights,” NPS Technical Report NPS-PM-06-022 or NPS-GSBPP-06-015 (September 2006); with Frank Barrett.
  • “Maybe We Should Leave That Up to the Computer,” quoted by Douglas Heingartner in The New York Times (18 July 2006).
  • “Validating the Virtual Design Team (VDT) Computational Modeling Environment,” CRGP Working Paper 25, Stanford University (2005); with Ray Levitt and Ryan Orr.
  • “Determining the Best Loci of Knowledge, Responsibilities and Decision Rights in Major Acquisition Organizations,” NPS Technical Report NPS-PM-05-005 (June 2005); with John Dillard.
  • “Contextual Criticality of Knowledge-Flow Dynamics: The Tragedy of Friendly Fire,” NPS Technical Report NPS-GSBPP-03-002 (2003); with Erik Jansen, Carl Jones and Gail Thomas.
  • "Two-Sided Matching Agents for Electronic Employment Market Design: Social Welfare Implications," NPS Technical Report NPS-GSBPP-02-005 (2002); with Bill Gates.
  • "Toward Simulation Models of Knowledge-Intensive Work Processes," CIFE Working Paper 077, Stanford University (2002); with Ray Levitt.
  • "Dynamic Models of Knowledge-Flow Dynamics," CIFE Working Paper 076, Stanford University (2002); with Ray Levitt.
  • "The Rolodex Model: Understanding Relationship Complexity as a Precursor to the Design of Organizational Forms for Chaotic Environments," NPS Technical Report NPS-GSBPP-02-004 (2002); with Omar El Sawy.
  • "Toward Enterprise Process Engineering: Configuration Measurement and Analysis," NPS Technical Report NPS-GSBPP-02-003 (2002).
  • "Virtual Supply Chain Re-Intermediation through Multi-Agent Systems," NPS Technical Report NPS-GSBPP-02-002 (2002).
  • “Understanding ‘Understanding’ Flow for Network-Centric Warfare: Military Knowledge-Flow Mechanics, Technical Report No. NPS-GSBPP-02-001, Naval Postgraduate School (2002).
  • "Knowledge Process and System Design for the Naval Battlegroup," Knowledge & Innovation: Journal of the KMCI 1:3 (2001), pp. 89-109; with Elias Oxendine.
  • "Facilitating Naval Knowledge Flow," Technical Report No. NPS-GSBPP-01-004, Naval Postgraduate School (2001).
  • “Toward a Program of Research on Knowledge Flow in the Very-Large Enterprise,” Technical Report No. NPS-GSBPP-01-003, Naval Postgraduate School (2001).
  • “Contracting Process Innovation,” Technical Report No. NPS-GSBPP-01-001, Naval Postgraduate School (2001).
  • “Web-Based Markets for Improving Naval Personnel Detailing,” Naval Postgraduate School Research 11:2 (June 2001); with Dr. Bill Gates, Maj. Hock Sing Ng, Cpt. Paul Robards, LCDR Richard Schlegel, LT Melissa Short, Maj. Cheow Guan Soh, Maj. Suan Jow Tan, and Maj. Chee Meng Yeong.
  • “Toward Understanding Navy Knowledge Flow,” Naval Postgraduate School Research 11:1 (February 2001).
  • "A Framework for Integrating Knowledge Process and System Design," Information Strategy: The Executive's Journal 16:4 (Summer 2000), pp. 17-27; with Magdi Kamel and Kishore Sengupta.
  • "Software Acquisition Lessons Learned through Student Thesis Research," Army AL&T (May-June 2000), pp. 23-24; with Col. David Matthews (US Army Ret).
  • "Procurement Revolution with Intelligent Agent Technology," PRACTIX: Best Practices in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 3:2 (December 1999).
  • “Process Innovation: Analysis and Redesign of the California Army National Guard State Emergency Mobilization Process,” Naval Postgraduate School Research 9:1 (February 1999); with Cpt. Patrick McGuire, Cpt. Andrew Palan and LT David White.
  • "The TOPGUN Approach to Software Acquisition Education," CrossTalk 11:3, Special Issue on Software Education and Training (March 1998), pp. 3-5.
  • "The Commerce Model for Electronic Redesign," Journal of Internet Purchasing (1997).
  • "JSOW Alpha Contracting Technical Report," Naval Postgraduate School reimbursable research report (1997); a close derivative also led to development of an instructional case study, "JSOW Alpha Contracting Case Study (Software Version)," which has been adopted for pedagogical use in multiple acquisition courses at the Naval Postgraduate School (1997).

Working papers:

Naval Postgraduate School:

  • “Power Implications within Competitive Organizations: New Insights through Knowledge Measurements in an R&D Organization.” In: E. Idemudia (Ed.), Information Technology Applications for Strategic Competitive Advantage and Decision Making. Hershey, PA: IGI Global (forthcoming 2020).
  • “Surface Warfare Proficiency Knowledge Management Architecture,” Technical Report NPS-19-TBD, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (forthcoming 2020); with Shelley Gallup.
  • “The Role of Technical Degrees in Assessing the Capabilities of Junior Navy Officers,” Technical Report NPS-17-TBD, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (forthcoming 2020); with Simona Tick, Stephen Mehay and Elda Pema.
  • “An Analysis of Professional Characteristics and Performance of Junior Navy Officers,” Technical Report NPS-18-TBD, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (forthcoming 2020); with Simona Tick, and Stephen Mehay.
  • “An Analysis of Alternative Measures of Performance and Career Outcomes of Junior Navy Officers,” Technical Report NPS-19-TBD, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (forthcoming 2020); with Simona Tick, Stephen Mehay and Elda Pema.

Stanford University:

  • "Validating the Virtual Design Team (VDT) Computational Modeling Environment," CRGP Working Paper 25, Stanford University (2005); with Ray Levitt and Ryan Orr.
  • "Toward Simulation Models of Knowledge-Intensive Work Processes," CIFE Working Paper 077, Stanford University (2002); with Ray Levitt.
  • "Dynamic Models of Knowledge-Flow Dynamics," CIFE Working Paper 076, Stanford University (2002); with Ray Levitt.

University of California at Berkeley:

  • "KOPeR: An Automated Reengineering Support System Design" (1996).
  • "Toward Reengineering Theory: A Model of Process Redesign" (1996).
  • "Knowledge-Based RFP Systems" (1996).
  • "Frequently Asked Questions about Business Process Reengineering"; Working Paper CITM-96-WP-1014 (1996).
  • "Knowledge-Based Reengineering: from Mysterious Art to Learnable Craft"; Working Paper CITM-96-WP-1012 (1996).
  • "Virtual Process Measurement: a Technique for the Evaluation of Information Systems Success"; Working Paper CITM-96-AP-1011 (1996).

 

 

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