Document Type


Publication Date

November 2017

Publication Title

48th Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting


Managerial decision making, Interactive teams, Information exchange, Discrete event Markov


Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Organizational Behavior and Theory


The contributions of both types of information that are exchanged and coaction in silence to innovation objectives of decision-making teams are considered. Ideation and idea generation are recognized as critical to innovation in decisions that are ill structured. We focus on coaction in silence and the conditions in interaction that are likely to facilitate idea generation. Integration of ideas and evaluations that are likely to contribute most to the quality of decisions are given explicit forms. Major contentions of the account are examined in experimental data.