Borgs in the Org? Organizational Decision Making and Technology
Oxford University Press
Data warehousing and the development of the World Wide Web both augment information gathering (search) processes in individual decision making by increasing the availability of required information. Imagine, for example, that one wanted to buy new golf clubs. Thirty years ago, the cost of information gathering would likely have limited an individual's search process to geographically proximal vendors and the golf clubs they stocked. Today, a prospective purchaser can log onto the World Wide Web to find out what types of golf clubs are available anywhere; consult databases, chat rooms, and bulletin boards (e.g., epinions.com) to gather product information and user opinions; and compare prices across vendors around the world.
Handbook of Organizational Decision Making
Gerard P. Hodgkinson
William H. Starbuck
Griffith, T.L., Northcraft, G.B., & Fuller, M.A. (2008). Borgs in the org? Organizational decision making and technology. In G. Hodgkinson & W. Starbuck (Eds.) Handbook of Organizational Decision Making. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 97-115.