Discussion to the Paper by D.A. Bella (1987), Organizations and Systematic Distortion of Information
Santamarina, J. C. (1989b). "Discussion to the Paper by D.A. Bella (1987), Organizations and Systematic Distortion of Information." Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering, Vol. 115, No. 4, pp. 458-460
The author has presented the important issue of self-serving distortion of information within organizations, which certainly affects the civil engineering field. In the process of proving his thesis, different sources of biases have been mentioned. The follow discussion briefly presents some of these sources related to the author’s paper. Potential solutions different from those suggested by the author are envisioned following this analysis.