Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185379
Title:
Design and implementation of a negotiation support system.
Author:
Herniter, Bruce Corey.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A Negotiation Support System (NSS) is a system consisting of hardware, software, people, and procedures that assists the individual negotiator, mediator, or researcher; and provides a solution or facilitates the process of negotiation. NSS have previously been designed around modeling and simulation, expert systems, and other techniques. However, negotiation can be considered a group process involving two or more teams with communication routed through the group leaders. Electronic Meeting Systems (EMS) provide a model for the use of computers during group processes. EMS provides a research model and a framework for the development of software tools. The framework specifies that a computer-based meeting system consists of the group, the task, and the context and finally the EMS itself. MEDIANSS and its successor GroupSystems/Mediation (GS/M) were tested in two contract negotiations totaling almost 90 hours over 23 sessions. The negotiators generally approved of the GS/M tools and used them: the negotiators spent 19% to 24% of their time using computers. Both negotiations concluded successfully. The major accomplishment of GS/M was its assistance in the secretarial function of the talks. The drafts of the contracts were finalized faster than typically expected.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic; Computer science.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
George, Joey F.; Nunamaker, Jay F., Jr.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDesign and implementation of a negotiation support system.en_US
dc.creatorHerniter, Bruce Corey.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHerniter, Bruce Corey.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA Negotiation Support System (NSS) is a system consisting of hardware, software, people, and procedures that assists the individual negotiator, mediator, or researcher; and provides a solution or facilitates the process of negotiation. NSS have previously been designed around modeling and simulation, expert systems, and other techniques. However, negotiation can be considered a group process involving two or more teams with communication routed through the group leaders. Electronic Meeting Systems (EMS) provide a model for the use of computers during group processes. EMS provides a research model and a framework for the development of software tools. The framework specifies that a computer-based meeting system consists of the group, the task, and the context and finally the EMS itself. MEDIANSS and its successor GroupSystems/Mediation (GS/M) were tested in two contract negotiations totaling almost 90 hours over 23 sessions. The negotiators generally approved of the GS/M tools and used them: the negotiators spent 19% to 24% of their time using computers. Both negotiations concluded successfully. The major accomplishment of GS/M was its assistance in the secretarial function of the talks. The drafts of the contracts were finalized faster than typically expected.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectComputer science.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGeorge, Joey F.-
dc.contributor.advisorNunamaker, Jay F., Jr.-
dc.contributor.committeememberVogel, Douglas R.-
dc.identifier.proquest9123153en_US
dc.identifier.oclc710838866en_US
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