An investigation of problem formulation comprehensiveness on solution novelty and elegance in team collaboration

Leif Lundmark, Douglas C. Derrick, John D. Crowe, Margaret Lunn, Gina S. Ligon

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Abstract

Multifarious problems present an ongoing challenge for organizations. Indeed, many of the important strategic problems facing organizations demonstrate complexity, interdependence, and are ill defined. Comprehensive problem formulation has been suggested as one way to enhance the generation of value-creating solutions to wicked problems. While proponents of this perspective highlight the value-creating advantages of increasing the number of problem formulations, few studies have empirically demonstrated its effect in a virtual team context. This study examines how comprehensive problem formulation influences the degree of novelty and value of solutions to complex problems in virtual team collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages777-785
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2016
Event49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 - Koloa, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2016Jan 8 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2016-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period1/5/161/8/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Lundmark, L., Derrick, D. C., Crowe, J. D., Lunn, M., & Ligon, G. S. (2016). An investigation of problem formulation comprehensiveness on solution novelty and elegance in team collaboration. In R. H. Sprague, & T. X. Bui (Eds.), Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 (pp. 777-785). [7427278] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2016-March). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.101