Modeling Leadership Dynamics in Multinational Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20084
Agency Tracking Number:
09ST2-0009
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST092-002
Solicitation Number:
2009.B
Small Business Information
MacroCognition, LLC
PO BOX 533, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
831745844
Principal Investigator:
Gary Klein
Senior Scientist
(937) 767-1128
gary@macrocognition.com
Business Contact:
Helen Klein
President
(937) 767-1128
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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