Bradford Studies of Strategic Decision Making

Bradford Studies of Strategic Decision Making

by David J. Hickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840147504

ISBN-13: 9781840147506

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This unique volume brings together for the first time the 25 year output of the longest running program of research into the making of decisions by top management. It describes and explains the processes of arriving at major decisions and how they are affected by the issue under decision, the form of organization and national differences and then, finally, success…  See more details below

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This unique volume brings together for the first time the 25 year output of the longest running program of research into the making of decisions by top management. It describes and explains the processes of arriving at major decisions and how they are affected by the issue under decision, the form of organization and national differences and then, finally, success and failure in implementation. The program continues with research on routes in successfully managing implementation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840147506
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Classic Research in Management Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.65(h) x 1.77(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Series Preface
Introduction
1Studying Deciding: An Exchange of Views Between Mintzberg and Waters, Pettigrew, and Butler3
2Decision-Making at the Top of Organizations19
3Complexity and Cleavage: Dual Explanations of Strategic Decision-Making47
4Organization as Power67
5Sporadic, Fluid and Constricted Processes: Three Types of Strategic Decision Making in Organizations115
6Explaining Decision Processes143
7Electricity and Resistance: A Case Study of Innovation and Politics169
8The Interdepartmental Influence of Managers: Individual and Sub-unit Perspectives191
9Breaking the Bounds of Organization in Strategic Decision Making211
10The Limits of Trade Union Power in Organisational Decision Making235
11Strategic Investment Decision-Making: Complexities, Politics and Processes255
12Strategic Decision Making: Influence Patterns in Public and Private Sector Organizations279
13Governmental Influence Upon Decision Making in Organizations in the Private and Public Sectors in Britain299
14Voluntary Organizations in Action: Strategy in the Voluntary Sector309
15Implanted Decision-Making: American Owned Firms in Britain335
16Decision Style in British and Swedish Organizations: A Comparative Examination of Strategic Decision Making357
17Sensitivity to Societal Culture in Managerial Decision-Making: An Anglo-Brazilian Comparison371
18Success in Decision Making: Different Organizations, Differing Reasons for Success397
19Implementing Strategic Decisions: Four Key Success Factors421
20How Organizations Can Overbalance: Decision Overreach as a Reason for Failure447
21Ruminations on Munificence and Scarcity in Research465
Name Index481

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