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Teamwork
Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Natalie Gold
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
19 Nov 2004
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Teamwork is studied in many disciplines, but there is as yet no comprehensive theory of teams. This collection brings together perspectives on teamwork from evolutionary biology, psychology, economics, robotics, philosophy, management and artificial intelligence. They introduce the reader to state-of-the-art research methods as diverse as laboratory experiments and evolutionary modelling, epistemic logic and the programming of robots. These are directed to answer questions such as: hat is a team? How did teamwork evolve? What factors make for effective teamwork? How do people mediate between conflicting team memberships? How is teamwork learnt?


Description

Teamwork is studied in many disciplines, but there is as yet no comprehensive theory of teams. This collection brings together perspectives on teamwork from evolutionary biology, psychology, economics, robotics, philosophy, management and artificial intelligence. They introduce the reader to state-of-the-art research methods as diverse as laboratory experiments and evolutionary modelling, epistemic logic and the programming of robots. These are directed to answer questions such as: hat is a team? How did teamwork evolve? What factors make for effective teamwork? How do people mediate between conflicting team memberships? How is teamwork learnt?


Reviews

'The general standard of the collection is high...the breadth of material covered and overall quality make this a very worthwhile collection for anyone interested in teamwork.' - Nicholas Bardsley, Economics and Philosophy


Contents

Introduction: Teamwork in Theory and in Practice; N.Gold
A Theoretical Framework for the Understanding of Teams; M.Gilbert
Cognitive Cooperation: When the Going Gets Tough, Think as a Group; D.Sloan Wilson, J.Timmel & R.R.Miller
Cooperation, Risk and the Evolution of Teamwork; J.Lazarus & P.Andras
Evolution of Teams; D.P.Myatt & C.Wallace
Cooperation and Communication: Group Identity or Social Norms?; C.Bicchieri
The Psychology of Effective Teamworking; C.Borrill & M.West
Teams over Time: A Logical Perspective; W.van der Hoek, M.Pauly & M.Wooldridge
The Logic of Team Reasoning; R.Sugden
Rationality, Cooperation and Mindreading; S.Hurley
Evolution of Cooperation Without Awareness in Minimal Social Situations; A.M.Colman
Learning in Robot Teams; J.Wyatt, Y.Matsumura & M.Todd


Authors

NATALIE GOLD is a doctoral student in economics at Oxford University. She investigates individual and collective decision-making, using methods from a variety of disciplines including economics, philosophy and psychology. In particular, she is interested in incorporating developments in cognitive science into social scientific theories.