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A fuzzy approach for selecting project membership to achieve cognitive style goals

  • Shipley, Margaret F.
  • Johnson, Madeline
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    Decision makers select employees for a project to match a particular set of goals pertaining to the multiple criteria mix of skills and competencies needed. Cognitive style influences how a person gathers and evaluates information and consequently, provides skills and competencies toward problem solving. The proposed fuzzy set-based model facilitates the manager's selection of employees who meet the project goal(s) for the preferred cognitive style. The paper presents background information on cognitive styles and fuzzy logic with an algorithm developed based on belief in the fuzzy probability of a cognitive style fitting a defined goal. An application is presented with analysis and conclusions stated.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 192 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (February)
    Pages: 918-928

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:192:y:2009:i:3:p:918-928
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