Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Organizational Decision Making

Lawrence, Thomas B. (1991) Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Organizational Decision Making. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 4 (3). pp. 195-214.


Of all of the new technologies emerging in the late 20th century, the production of artificial intelligence may provide the most profound impacts on organizational decision making. Because the development of artificial intelligence technologies and models has largely been based on psychological models of human cognition, the effects of their implementation in complex social settings have not been thoroughly examined. This paper is an attempt to generate research which will develop a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of artificial intelligence and its role in complex organizations. A set of 11 hypotheses has been developed which examine the relationships between artificial intelligence technologies and the dimensions of organizational decision making. It is argued here that the implementation of expert systems will lead to less complex and political decision processes, while the implementation of natural language systems will lead to more complex and political decision processes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Organizational decision making, Power and politics
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 17:49
Funders: N/A

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