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Excuse me, do you speak fraud?

August 18, 2014

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Excuse me, do you speak fraud? Network graph analysis for fraud detection and mitigation by Scott Mongeau Executive summary Network analysis offers a new set of techniques to tackle the persistent and growing problem of complex fraud. Network analysis supplements traditional techniques by providing a mechanism to bridge investigative and analytics methods. Beyond base visualization, […]

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Network analytics: more than pretty pictures

August 14, 2014

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Network analysis is a rapidly growing analytics domain propelled by the explosion of interest in social networking. The methods rest upon much older foundations in the realms of statistics and social science. Euler’s graph theory was proposed in the early 18th century and Moreno established the foundations for social network analysis (SNA) in the 1930’s. Want […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 6. What information is gained from social network analysis? (6 of 7)

June 17, 2013

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PART 6 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS ARTICLE (5 of 7) 6.    What particular information is gained from social network analysis and how is it interpreted? To recap, we have established that adopting analytics culture requires organizational change management.  Beyond analytics technology and expertise, […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 5. How can change management be improved via analytics? (5 of 7)

June 12, 2013

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PART 5 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS ARTICLE (4 of 7) 5.    How can change management be improved via analytics? We have built-up the case for using organizational change management to adopt analytics culture.  By analytics culture, we mean the set of both formal […]

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The Organization as a Decision Making ‘Brain’

May 25, 2013

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The Organizational Brain

An engaging perspective concerning organizational decision making dynamics is that an organization can be seen as a type of decision making computational system.  An organization is composed of an assemblage of agents held together, in tension, by incentives (some shared, some selfish), assessment systems, and decision rights (power) accompanied with access to knowledge, some of […]

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Why do we find ‘project politics’ so distasteful?

March 23, 2013

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Partly I feel the lack of attention, indeed expressed distaste for, project politics is rooted in a deep paradigmatic ‘business culture’ disconnect. Underneath any organization is a bundle of philosophical assumptions about what an organization is. The dominant paradigm in firms established in Western industrialized lands often derive from Protestant individualism and involve myths of the […]

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