A simulation study on coordination strategies: Decision cycle-time perspective

Gyeung Min J. Kim, Rohae Myung, Ali F. Emdad

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This research aims at gaining insight into how much of the cycle-time of organizational decisions can be reduced through coordination of PC-based modeling activities along the process as well as finding out which of the coordination mechanisms can most reduce this cycle-time. We present a research model in which various types of coordination strategies are proposed depending upon types of interdependencies among user-developed decision models. Based on the research model, simulation models are presented to test the effect of the proposed strategies on cycle-time of organizational decision-making process. ERP implementation by major corporations has shown that IS investment in cycle-time reduction has been focused on the coordination of transactional business applications. The simulation results help researchers and practitioners shift their focus to the coordination of user-developed decision models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Systems and Software
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Coordination
  • Cycle-time reduction
  • Decision model
  • Interdependency
  • Organizational decision process
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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