Modeling Leadership Dynamics in Multinational Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N10PC20084
Agency Tracking Number: 09ST2-0009
Amount: $98,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST092-002
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-09-29
Small Business Information
PO BOX 533, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387
DUNS: 831745844
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Klein
 Senior Scientist
 (937) 767-1128
 gary@macrocognition.com
Business Contact
 Helen Klein
Title: President
Phone: (937) 767-1128
Email: helen@macrocognition.com
Research Institution
 Wright State University
 Klein
 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH, 45435
 (937) 775-2391
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to develop a computational model of leadership designed to capture complex variables including cultural differences in leadership requirements along with task differences, primarily ill-defined goals, which pose leadership challenges. Rather than avoiding these kinds of complexity and developing a computational model that is unlikely to scale up, we believe there is more to be gained by confronting these kinds of issues and using what we learn to conceptualize a richer leadership model at the outset. We will prepare a conceptual design for the computational model in Phase I, along with initial efforts at prototyping. We will also take advantage of the virtual Calamityville simulation of humanitarian relief as a possible candidate scenario, a comparison case, and a starting point for developing evaluation methods for assessing the computational model of multinational leadership.

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