Accession Number : ADA183224

Title :   Experimental Investigation of the Bounded Rationality Constraint,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Louvet,Anne-Claire ; Casey,Jeff T ; Levis,Alexander H

PDF Url : ADA183224

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The cognitive limitation of human decisionmakers is one of the determinants of organizational performance. A basic assumption in the analytical methodology for organizational design is that bounded rationality sets an upper limit on the amount of information that can be processed. When this rate constraint is exceeded, performance should be seriously degraded. An experiment that represents a first attempt to quantify the level of cognitive workload associated with the bounded rationality constraint of humans has been designed. The results of the experiment indicate that a threshold level can be established and used in the design of multi-person experiments.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *ORGANIZATIONS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *DECISION MAKING, METHODOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, WORKLOAD, LIMITATIONS, HUMANS, ORGANIZATIONS, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, INFORMATION PROCESSING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE