Special BISC Seminar, 5 July 1996, 4-5:00pm

Michael Lee (leem@cs.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 4 Jul 1996 14:05:55 +0200





Dr. Christer Carlsson Director of the Institute of Advanced Management Systems Research Management Science University of Finland ccarlsso@ra.abo.fi


5 July 1996 320 Soda Hall 4-5:00pm


Strategic thinking is a system of events and actions which form sustainable competitive advantages for a corporation, its divisions and its strategic business units (SBU:s) in a planning period. A hyperknowledge support system forms a context in which concepts interact as such and in their elements, and through a synthesis will form new concepts.

In the talk will be shown the principles of hyperknowledge technology and how a hyperknowledge support system is built and implemented. This will be done with the Hyperstrat system, which is a hyperknowledge support system for strategic management built around the actual business logic of a number of corporations representing the forest, the service and the telecommunications industry in Finland. The support technology was built in close cooperation with the management teams of many SBU:s in these corporations, which tested the system during the entire development process. This interactive development process involved more than 80 SBU managers in a 4-year period and their experience with the system has been recorded and evaluated. A number of seminars and experiments have been run with the support systems and we have gradually gained an understanding of how strategic management can be supported with hyperknowledge technology. Many of the SBU management teams gradually accepted the system as their own, and it is now in regular use as a support system for strategic management. The results we have show that a management team works through their business more carefully, and the planning process is more productive and effective.

In the talk we will address key issues on how fuzzy hyperknowledge has enhanced decision support systems for senior managers, and what the major innovations of design-ing support systems have been. We will also discuss and demonstrate a few of the fallacies found in the field, and we will point the way to an emerging Active DSS paradigm.

Dr. Christer Carlsson is Professor of Management Science at Akademi University in Finland and is the Director of the Institute of Advanced Management Systems Research; he is serving on the editorial boards of several journals including the European Journal of Operations Research, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Intelligent Systems in Finance, Accounting & Management. He has published more than 60 papers in a number of major journals, 3 books, edited 3 special issues of major journals, edited 8 books, and published more than 100 papers in edited books and conference proceedings. Among a number of research activities he is a member of the Steering Committee of ERUDIT, an ESPRIT Network of Excellence, and is serving on the Scientific Board of the ELITE Foundation in Germany.

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