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Decision Sciences: An Integrative Perspective

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Overview

Using a set of illustrative examples, this text synthesizes current research about different types of decision making, including individual, group, organizational, and societal. Special attention is also given to the linkage between problem finding and problem solving.
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"Decision Sciences offers a broad and deep coverage of decision making; individual, group, organizational, and societal. It stresses the need to understand the decision process and integrates this with descriptive insight and prescriptive guidance to make wise decisions. Decision Sciences has defined the field." Ralph L. Keeney, author of Value-Focused Thinking
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521328678
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/27/1993
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Introduction
1 The scope of decision sciences 3
2 Problem finding and alternative generation 24
Pt. II Individual decision making
3 Prediction and inference 67
4 Valuation and choice 115
5 Evaluating prescriptive approaches 177
Pt. III Multiperson decision making
6 Group decision making 213
7 Formal models of group decision making 241
8 Organizational decision making 289
9 Societal decision making 344
Pt. IV Epilogue
10 Summary and directions for the future 387
Appendixes 402
Sources 429
Index 461
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