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Designing a power tool for policy analysts: dynamic actor network analysis

P.W.G. Bots, M.J.W. Van Twist, R. Van Duin
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. 1999. HICSS-32. Abstracts and CD-ROM of Full Papers  
The present tool design includes support for 'gut feeling analysis', graphical rendering of perceptions, and a range of analytic queries.  ...  In this paper, we present a conceptual modeling approach to actor network analysis, and a computerized support tool we are in the process of developing.  ...  Analysis and design in policy networks Studies of decision making in policy networks have caused a fundamental change in thinking about the role of decision makers, stakeholders, and policy analysts [  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.1999.772627 dblp:conf/hicss/BotsTD99 fatcat:es6zioffhvefbmv4hqbdp6rpgu

Security Analysts as Frame-Makers

Daniel Beunza, Raghu Garud
2004 Social Science Research Network  
highly critical account of them, analysts have survived and expanded as a profession for almost a century.  ...  We undertake a grounded theory, qualitative content analysis of the reports on Amazon.com written by Henry Blodget and rival securities analysts during 1998-2000.  ...  Research design and sample selection. In operationalizing grounded theory, we chose a qualitative content analysis design.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.563314 fatcat:zbq7iugpmneylnznv4z2wfx5fy

Social Capital and Analyst Forecasts

Jing Dai
2017 Social Science Research Network  
I also show that since high social capital can reduce analysts' time and effort to verify the reported earnings when a firm has complicated operation, effect of social capital is more pronounced when a  ...  I also find that investors react more strongly to analyst forecast for firms headquartered in counties with low social capital, suggesting that the analyst's role as an information intermediary is more  ...  dynamic zip code.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3002619 fatcat:d7mv7ilzl5fjxem4i6e5solkfi

Fusing algorithms and analysts: open-source intelligence in the age of 'Big Data'

Christopher Eldridge, Christopher Hobbs, Matthew Moran
2017 Intelligence and national security  
However, techno-centric efforts to replace human analysts with finely crafted algorithms across the board, from collection to synthesis and analysis of information, risk limiting the potential of OSINT  ...  Effective OSINT systems must be carefully designed to facilitate complementarity, exploit the strengths, and mitigate the weaknesses of both human analysts and software solutions, obtaining the best contribution  ...  of a system that fuses the skills of analysts with the processing power of computers must begin with a comprehensive review of analytical needs and goals of the actor concerned.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02684527.2017.1406677 fatcat:xmjjb4oaeffhxbjhzqk3twbdyi

Planning and Design Support Tools for Walkability: A Guide for Urban Analysts

Ivan Blečić, Tanja Congiu, Giovanna Fancello, Giuseppe Andrea Trunfio
2020 Sustainability  
We present a survey of operational methods for walkability analysis and evaluation, which we hold to show promise as decision-support tools for sustainability-oriented planning and urban design.  ...  The proposed systematization aspires to offer to non-specialist but competent urban analysts a guide and an orienteering, to help them integrate walkability analysis and evaluation into their research  ...  With this taxonomy, we strive to guide the urban analyst in the examination and selection of a decision-support tool for the analysis of walkability-oriented policies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12114405 fatcat:ifsgoegllranvouj2xmdo3xjre

The Categorical Imperative: Securities Analysts and the Illegitimacy Discount

Ezra W. Zuckerman
1999 American Journal of Sociology  
(White 1970, p. 5) INTRODUCTION A circular dynamic governs much of social life. Actors interpret one another's actions by comparing them with accepted role performances.  ...  JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive.  ...  Further, 56 of the 69 missing analysts work for two large brokerage firms, each of which had a policy of not publishing their analysts' forecasts.  ... 
doi:10.1086/210178 fatcat:wkkijnqo3zanjmxyotscsl63fy

Constructing collaborative communities of researchers in the environmental domain. A case study of interdisciplinary research between legal scholars and policy analysts

Silvia Bruzzone, Corinne Larrue, Marleen van Rijswick, Mark Wiering, Ann Crabbé
2016 Environmental Science and Policy  
Keywords: Legal-policy research Flooding Knowledge Community of practice A B S T R A C T The article offers an analysis of the interactions between legal and policy science researchers within a European  ...  Our analysis shows that the PAA is not mobilized as an interdisciplinary method, but offers a framework for researchers from different disciplines to learn to work together on a subject such as flooding  ...  exchanges via Skype, social networks, etc. . . . . and pub crawls are not the least important tool!  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2016.05.014 fatcat:rri5bekzubhljinyuuc7efafyi

An Economics Primer for Cyber Security Analysts

John Harvey
2018 Military Cyber Affairs  
In section 1, the reasons why a solid understanding of economic theory is a prerequisite for effective policy design and implementation are outlined.  ...  of most mainstream macroeconomic models-especially the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy.  ... 
doi:10.5038/2378-0789.3.1.1036 fatcat:wtvfld6xbfgfdg3pnyjv7leis4

Proximity to Hubs of Expertise in Financial Analyst Forecast Accuracy

Elisa Cavezzali, Jacopo Crepaldi, Ugo Rigoni
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Our hypothesis is that physical proximity to these hubs, and not to the companies they follow, is an advantage for financial analysts, leading to the issue of more accurate forecasts.  ...  Even though preliminary, and probably in part biased by sample selection issues, overall, the empirical evidence confirms the benefit of being part of a network, formal or informal, in which information  ...  One of the primary aims of social network analysis is to identify the 'important' actors in the network.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2326193 fatcat:gjhd5gauinghzjdrnpc6daurxe

Methodological Confluence to Understand Flor De Ceibo

Ana María Casnati Guberna, Dr. Cognitive Analyst
2015 Journal of Education and Human Development (New York)  
of learning for a intercultural citizen.  ...  To approach to the problem of study and to answer any of these questions is used the network analysis and the multireferential ethno research.  ...  the nature and dynamics of the linkages into a social network.  ... 
doi:10.15640/jehd.v4n2_1a23 fatcat:hr4bemprizbrvcaket2novrzne

Bio-Agro Defense Collaboration: The Need of Joint Leadership Education and Training of Strategic Analysts and Decision Makers

Rickard Knutsson, Per-Åke Mårtensson
2015 Journal of Defense Management  
Horison scanning is one example of a method that can be recommended to educate strategic analysts jointly from various sectors and the "Decision Theater" is a dynamic and flexible tool that is useful to  ...  By building a collaborative management culture between these sectors, through joint education, training and exercise activities, better methods and tools will be obtained in order to reach interoperability  ...  We thank Mr Ken Knight and Ms Åse Lunde for significant assistance and teaching of the Early Warning and Strategic Analysis Course.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2167-0374.1000131 fatcat:r27zszwbrnfc3gd6f72def5voq

Accident investigation: From searching direct causes to finding in-depth causes – Problem of analysis or/and of analyst?

Yves Dien, Nicolas Dechy, Eve Guillaume
2012 Safety Science  
Then we highlight rôles of analysts who are not neutral in using event analysis method, assuming that thèse rôles could be a block to progress of event analyses.  ...  After a description of analysis methodology history, we focus on interest of applying an organisational analysis of events, familiar to scholars but not yet in industry, and we describe its main characteristics  ...  It is a tool for showing numerous and complex interactions involved for occurrence of event. It is a guideline for carrying out thé analysis; it is built ail along analysis itself.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2011.12.010 fatcat:j3wyhwowfrbjtp32qa7pq5bndy

On the collaborative practices of cyber threat intelligence analysts to develop and utilize tacit Threat and Defence Knowledge

Jan M. Ahrend, Marina Jirotka, Kevin Jones
2016 2016 International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (CyberSA)  
Perceived and potential shortcomings of the existing processes and tools are presented, and practices to circumvent the existing systems investigated and implications for design are considered.  ...  In particular, it aims to unpack the informal forms of collaboration and coordination at work that build tacit knowledge about threat actors and defenders and that span across time, people and tools to  ...  , threat landscape analysis, operations and policy and management.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cybersa.2016.7503279 dblp:conf/cybersa/AhrendJJ16 fatcat:re3qpz64fjdm3odc5mzdidrgki

The Rationales of Lawyers, Accountants and Financial Analysts in Shaping the EU Agenda on CSR [chapter]

David Monciardini
2016 CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance  
On the basis of a series of interviews and documents' analyses, it identifies three professional élites -activist-lawyers; financial analysts; and international accountants -as the "architects" of the  ...  As different ideas about what CSR is would have major social, economic and environmental implications, it also suggests that advances in CSR depend also from the ability of law-and policy-makers to design  ...  This gradual shift of EU policy-makers away from voluntary CSR reporting, and the activism of financial analysts and lawyers could threaten professional accountants' power.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43536-7_1 fatcat:5tsofkacknbdvhcoat2obfymoi

Reexamining computational support for intelligence analysis: a functional design for a future capability

James Llinas, Galina Rogova, Kevin Barry, James W. Scrofani, James Llinas, Timothy P. Hanratty
2018 Next-Generation Analyst VI  
A probabilistic extension of abstract argumentation.  ...  Contra arguments as another good feature of these argumentation methods; to some degree this is a built-in preventative to the human foible of confirmation bias.  ...  In both of these surveys, what we primarily saw was a strategy for analytical tool suite design that resulted in collages of disparate tools of various descriptions.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2304058 fatcat:zuostyx5ynggxhhzarc6rleeny
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