AI and Theories of Groups & Organizations: Conceptual & Empirical Research
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Mike Prietula, Program Chair
Research on human groups and organizations has raised a number of new and interesting concerns, including group and organizational learning, group responsiveness and agility, self-adapting organizations, the nature of group and organizational knowledge, organizations as contexts for group and individual activity or knowledge, group and organizational creativity, groups and organizations as perceptual, remembering, cognitive units, and influences of task, structure, and social situation on group behavior.
Many of these issues have been addressed at the individual level by AI researchers. These individualist AI models have proven useful in both theory and practice. This workshop investigated ways to raise the level of analysis of traditional AI investigations from individual to group and organization levels, and how to relate AI to the traditional and emerging concerns of organizational and group theories, by exploring and comparing both conceptual and empirical / experimental research on both human organizations and AI systems that address these issues.