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Persson, Mats
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Persson, M. & Rigas, G. (2014). Complexity: The Dark Side of Network-Centric Warfare. Cognition, Technology & Work, 16(1), 1-13
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Complexity: The Dark Side of Network-Centric Warfare
2014 (English)In: Cognition, Technology & Work, ISSN 1435-5558, E-ISSN 1435-5566, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 1-13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Military theoretical considerations suggest that a networked command and control architecture will provide a more effective form of command and control under complex operations that demand a high tempo of action. This article presents an experimental study with the purpose to examine team performance under different conditions of command and control architectures and their resilience to complexity. The experiment was performed with the task to extinguish simulated fires in a microworld. Three factors were varied in the experiment: command and control architecture, the number of simulated units, and tempo. The dependent variable was the number of lost cells in the microworld. Three command and control architectures were investigated; command by negation, directive command, and a control condition. The general conclusion from this experiment was that all command and control architectures performed equally poorly under the condition of many subordinate units and fast tempo. This was in contradiction to suggestions made in the military theoretical literature. Command by negation was presumably the more effective command and control architecture under the other conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Springer London, 2014
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2841 (URN)10.1007/s10111-012-0248-1 (DOI)000330832100008 ()
Available from: 2012-10-30 Created: 2012-10-30 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Persson, M. (Ed.). (2009). Aspekter på ledning. Stockholm: Försvarsmakten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aspekter på ledning
2009 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarsmakten, 2009. p. 301
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-326 (URN)91-975496-5-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-02-22 Created: 2010-02-22 Last updated: 2011-12-13Bibliographically approved

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