Silver bullet junkies and the codifiers that love them: Behavioral roots behind a legacy of bad modeling and use

Elliot Bendoly, Cheri Speier

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Abstract

As research continues to evolve, it is important to look back with a critical eye on its impact on practice and what is guiding its trajectory into the future. In this work we discuss some of the key behavioral drivers that taken as a whole have made for a less than ideal relationship between research, model development, and use/reliance in practice. From a general public-good perspective, there is an obvious need for academics to take on a greater role of responsibility when it comes to both research and curriculum in an effort to avoid some of the failings that our past work has inevitably encouraged to date.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages157-173
Number of pages17
JournalDecision Sciences
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

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Keywords

  • Cognition and reasoning
  • Motivation
  • Operations management-information systems interface

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  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Silver bullet junkies and the codifiers that love them : Behavioral roots behind a legacy of bad modeling and use. / Bendoly, Elliot; Speier, Cheri.

In: Decision Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 2, 05.2008, p. 157-173.

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