Specific Challenges/Research Agenda Items
- • What literature reviews and document analyses are relevant to conduct for natural gas supply chains?
- • Given the prior challenge, what are the major concepts and independent/ dependent variables that are pertinent within the research literature that specifically relate to or refine knowledge obtained from the previous LLF elements?
- • How does distributed information impact communications, coordination, collaboration, control, and intelligence within natural gas supply chains?
- • How can teamwork and organization processes be improved in innovative ways?
- • How does the degree of interdependencies across human team members produce or impact trust, ethics, conflict resolution, and loyalties?
Opportunities to Move Research Forward
- • Utilize PhD dissertation research to study distributed cognition theory as related to natural gas supply chains (across all the colleges involved in CCRINGSS initiative).
- • Conduct studies with real-world experts (and compare to novice participants) in how they process distributed information in emerging states of uncertainty.
- • Utilize novices (students) to define how they acquire individual and team skills, knowledge and then transfer them to a new similar target problem (analogical problem solving)—this studies how novices become experts in given facets of the supply chain functions and processes necessary for resolving specific problem states.
At this point there is a natural transition from theoretical foundation into LLF element, the scaled-world simulation.