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Organizational Decision Making

Organizational Decision Making

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Margaret Brindle, Colin Camerer, Terry Connolly, Jane Dutton, Baruch Fischhoff, Raghu Garud, Stephen Johnson, Ken Koput, Marc Knez, Howard Kunreuther, James March, Jacqueline Meszaros, Ellen O'Connor, P. Nayaran Pant, John W. Payne, Roy Radner, Gerald Salancik, Zur Shapira, William H. Starbuck, Barry M. Staw, James D. Westphal, Edward J. Zajac, Xueguang Zhou
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  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521890502

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  • Decision making in organizations is often pictured as a coherent and rational process in which alternative interests and perspectives are considered in an orderly manner until the optimal alternative is selected. Yet, as many members of organizations have discovered from their own experience, real decision processes in organizations only seldom fit such a description. This book brings together researchers who focus on cognitive aspects of decision processes, on the one hand, and those who study organizational aspects such as conflict, incentives, power, and ambiguity, on the other. It draws from the tradition of Herbert Simon, who studied organizational decision making's pervasive use of bounded rationality and heuristics of reasoning. These multiple perspectives may further our understanding of organizational decision making. Organizational Decision Making is particularly well suited for students and faculties of business, psychology, and public administration.

    • The main feature is the integration (never been done before) of psychological aspects of decision making and organizational characteristics that affect decision making in organizations
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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521890502
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Introduction Zur Shapira
    2. Understanding how decisions happen in organizations James March
    Part II. Information Processing and Attention Allocation:
    3. Trying to help S & L's: how organizations with good intentions jointly enacted disaster William H. Starbuck and P. Nayaran Pant
    4. Organizational choice under ambiguity: decision making in the chemical industry following Bhopal Howard Kunreuther and Jacqueline Meszaros
    5. Strategic agenda building in organizations Jane Dutton
    Part III. Preference Processing:
    6. The social ideologies of power in organizational decisions Gerald Robert Salancik and Margaret Cooper Brindle
    7. Managerial incentives in organizations: economic, political and symbolic perspectives Edward J. Zajac and James D. Westphal
    8. Coordination in organizations: a game-theoretic perspective Colin Camerer and Marc Knez
    Part IV. Decision Processes:
    9. The escalation of commitment: an update and appraisal Barry M. Staw
    10. The possibility of distributed decision making Baruch Fischhoff and Stephen Johnson
    11. Aligning the residuals: risk, return, responsibility and authority Raghu Garud and Zur Shapira
    12. Organizational decision making as rule following Xueguang Zhou
    Part V. Alternative Approaches:
    13. Naturalistic decision making and the new organizational context Terry Connolly and Ken Koput
    14. Telling decisions: the role of narrative in organizational decision making Ellen O'Connor
    15. Bounded rationality, indeterminacy, and the managerial theory of the firm Roy Radner
    16. The scarecrow's search: a cognitive psychologist's perspective on organizational decision making John W. Payne.

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    Zur Shapira, New York University

    Contributors

    Margaret Brindle, Colin Camerer, Terry Connolly, Jane Dutton, Baruch Fischhoff, Raghu Garud, Stephen Johnson, Ken Koput, Marc Knez, Howard Kunreuther, James March, Jacqueline Meszaros, Ellen O'Connor, P. Nayaran Pant, John W. Payne, Roy Radner, Gerald Salancik, Zur Shapira, William H. Starbuck, Barry M. Staw, James D. Westphal, Edward J. Zajac, Xueguang Zhou

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