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CER Examines "Escalation of Commitment"

APRIL 8, 2005--The UW-River Falls Center for Economic Research is holding a seminar examining the escalation of commitment in software programs on April 22 at 3:15 p.m. in Room 321 of South Hall.

Arpan Jani, professor of computer science and information systems, will present, "Escalation of Commitment in Software Projects: Some Findings."

Jani investigates the reasons behind why people will continue a project even while it is failing, a concept known as the escalation of commitment. Jani looks into individual and project factors, which tend to affect project managers and their decision to continue with a failing project. His findings suggest some software programs suffer from this phenomenon.

The seminar is free and open to the public. The presentation will be preceded by refreshments at 3 p.m. in Room 317 of South Hall.

For more information on the center or the seminar series, contact Hamid Tabesh at 715/425-3335 or e-mail


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