Group decision and negotiation processes are “complex and self-organizing involving multiplayer, multicriteria, ill-structured, evolving, dynamic problems. Approaches include (1) computer group decision and negotiation support systems (GDNSS), (2) artificial intelligence and management science, (3) applied game theory, experiment and social choice, and (4) cognitive/behavioral sciences in group decision and negotiation.”
“Group decision and negotiation refers to the whole process or flow of activities relevant to group decision and negotiation, not only to the final choice itself, e.g. scanning, communication and information sharing, problem definition (representation) and evolution, alternative generation and social-emotional interaction. Descriptive, normative and design viewpoints are of interest. Thus, Group Decision and Negotiation deals broadly with relation and coordination in group processes. Areas of application include intraorganizational coordination (as in operations management and integrated design, production, finance, marketing and distribution, e.g., as in new products and global coordination), computer supported collaborative work, labor-management negotiations, interorganizational negotiations, (business, government and nonprofits – e.g. joint ventures), international (intercultural) negotiations, environmental negotiations, etc… The journal also covers developments of software for group decision and negotiation.”
The journal publishes theoretical and empirical research, and real-world applications and case studies. Although not all of the articles are relevant to I2S, some present useful tools.
The journal is published “in cooperation with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and its Section on Group Decision and Negotiation.”
Posted: November 2016
Last modified: February 2018