The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making

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"The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making comprehensively surveys theory and research on organizational decision making. Emphasizing psychological perspectives, while encompassing the insights of economics, political science, and sociology, it provides coverage at the individual, group, organizational, and inter-organizational levels of analysis. In-depth case studies illustrate the practical implications of the work surveyed." Each chapter is authored by one or more leading scholars, thus ensuring that this Handbook is an authoritative reference work for academics, researchers, advanced students, and reflective practitioners concerned with decision making in the areas of Management, Psychology, and HRM.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199290468
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/11/2008
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerard P. Hodgkinson is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Strategic Management at Leeds University Business School. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society and the British Academy of Management, in recognition of his pioneering contribution to the psychology of strategic management as an emergent field of study. He is also a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research, Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management, a consulting Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and an Editorial Board Member of the Academy of Management Review and Organization Science.

William H. Starbuck is Professor in residence at the Lundquist College of Business of the University of Oregon and Professor Emeritus at New York University. Author of numerous articles on a wide-ranging set of issues relating to organizational behavior and strategy, he is also a former editor of Administrative Science Quarterly, co-editor of The Handbook of Organizational Design (with Paul Nystrom, OUP, 1981), and author of The Production of Knowledge: The Challenge of Social Science Research and Organizational Realities: Studies of Strategizing and Organizing (both OUP, 2006).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

1 Organizational Decision Making: Mapping Terrains on Different Planets Gerard P. Hodgkinson Hodgkinson, Gerard P. William H. Starbuck Starbuck, William H. 1

Pt. I The Context and Content of Decision Making

2 Boom and Bust Behavior: On the Persistence of Strategic Decision Biases Michael Shayne Gary Gary, Michael Shayne Giovanni Dosi Dosi, Giovanni Dan Lovallo Lovallo, Dan 33

3 Information Overload Revisited Kathleen M. Sutcliffe Sutcliffe, Kathleen M. Karl E. Weick Weick, Karl E. 56

4 Decision Making with Inaccurate, Unreliable Data John M. Mezias Mezias, John M. William H. Starbuck Starbuck, William H. 76

5 Borgs in the Org? Organizational Decision Making and Technology Terri L. Griffith Griffith, Terri L. Gregory B. Northcraft Northcraft, Gregory B. Mark A. Fuller Fuller, Mark A. 97

6 Making the Decision to Monitor in the Workplace: Cybernetic Models and the Illusion of Control David Zweig Zweig, David Jane Webster Webster, Jane Kristyn A. Scott Scott, Kristyn A. 116

7 Culture and Decision Making Jacques Rojot Rojot, Jacques 134

Pt. II Decision Making During Crises and Hazardous Situations

8 Facing the Threat of Disaster: Decision Making When the Stakes are High Michal Tamuz Tamuz, Michal Eleanor T. Lewis Lewis, Eleanor T. 155

9 The Fit Between Crisis Types and Management Attributes as a Determinant of Crisis Consequences Teri Jane Ursacki-Bryant Ursacki-Bryant, Teri Jane Carolyne Smart Smart, Carolyne Ilan Verlinsky Verlinsky, Ilan 174

10 Employing Adaptive Structuring as a Cognitive Decision Aid in High Reliability Organizations Karlene H. Roberts Roberts, Karlene H. Kuo Frank Yu Kuo, Frank Yu Vinit Desai Desai,Vinit Peter M. Madsen Madsen, Peter M. 194

11 Expertise and Naturalistic Decision Making in Organizations: Mechanisms of Effective Decision Making Michael A. Rosen Rosen, Michael A. Eduardo Salas Salas, Eduardo Rebecca Lyons Lyons, Rebecca Stephen M. Fiore Fiore, Stephen M. 211

Pt. III Decision Making Processes

12 Cognitively Skilled Organizational Decision Making: Making Sense of Deciding Julia Balogun Balogun, Julia Annie Pye Pye, Annie Gerard P. Hodgkinson Hodgkinson, Gerard P. 233

13 Linking Rationality, Politics, and Routines in Organizational Decision Making Isabelle Royer Royer, Isabelle Ann Langley Langley, Ann 250

14 Superstitious Behavior as a Byproduct of Intelligent Adaptation Jerker Denrell Denrell, Jerker 271

15 On the Implications of Behavioral Decision Theory for Managerial Decision Making: Contributions and Challenges Zur Shapira 287

16 Intuition in Organizational Decision Making Eugene Sadler-Smith Sadler-Smith, Eugene Paul R. Sparrow Sparrow, Paul R. 305

17 Affect and Information Processing Kevin Daniels Daniels, Kevin 325

18 Individual Differences and Decision Making Emma Soane Soane, Emma Nigel Nicholson Nicholson, Nigel 342

19 Group Composition and Decision Making Elizabeth George George, Elizabeth Prithviraj Chattopadhyay Chattopadhyay, Prithviraj 361

Pt. IV Consequences Produced by Decisions

20 Making Sense of Real Options Reasoning: An Engine of Choice that Backfires? Michael L. Barnett Barnett, Michael L. Roger L. M. Dunbar Dunbar, Roger L. M. 383

21 The Social Construction of Rationality in Organizational Decision Making Laure Cabantous Cabantous, Laure Jean-Pascal Gond Gond, Jean-Pascal Michael Johnson-Cramer Johnson-Cramer, Michael 399

22 When "Decision Outcomes" are not the Outcomes of Decisions Benedicte Vidaillet Vidaillet, Benedicte 418

23 What Lies Behind Organizational Facades and How Organizational Facades Lie: An Untold Story of Organizational Decision Making Eric Abrahamson Abrahamson, Eric Philippe Baumard Baumard, Philippe 437

Pt. V Toward More Effective Decision Making

24 Teaching Decision Making Gerald F. Smith Smith, Gerald F. 455

25 Facilitating Serious Play Matt Statler Statler, Matt David Oliver Oliver, David 475

26 Do Activities of Consultants and Management Scientists Affect Decision Making by Managers? Alfred Kieser Kieser, Alfred Benjamin Wellstein Wellstein, Benjamin 495

27 Risk Communication in Organizations A. John Maule Maule, A. John 517

28 Structuring the Decision Process: An Evaluation of Methods George Wright Wright, George Paul Goodwin Goodwin, Paul 534

29 Strategy Workshops and "Away Days" as Ritual Nicole Bourque Bourque, Nicole Gerry Johnson Johnson, Gerry 552

30 Troubling Futures: Scenarios and Scenario Planning for Organizational Decision Making Mark P. Healey Healey, Mark P. Gerard P. Hodgkinson Hodgkinson, Gerard P. 565

Index 587

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