This paper explores the cognitive strategies that construction practitioners rely on when searching to identify risks in a simulated project. By using the active information search methodology in interviews with 45 industry practitioners, we were able to distinguish three stereotypical information search strategies that provide indication for the underlying cognitive strategies. The paper furthermore discusses the impact of the followed cognitive strategy on risk identification performance.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018: Surprise in and Around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected - Estonian Business School/Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia|
Duration: 5 Jul 2018 → 7 Jul 2018
Conference number: 34
|Conference||The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018|
|Location||Estonian Business School/Tallinn University|
|Period||05/07/2018 → 07/07/2018|
- Risk identification
- Active information search
- Cognitive strategies
- Construction projects
Stingl, V., Maytorena-Sanchez, E., & Winch, G. M. (2018). Making Sense of the Future: The Information Search Strategies of Construction Practitioners in Exploring the Risk Landscape. Abstract from The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, Tallinn, Estonia.