Successful Decision-Making: A Systematic Approach to Complex Problems / Edition 3

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Overview

Making decisions is certainly the most important task of a manager and it is often a very difficult one. This book offers a decision making procedurefor solving complex problems step by step. Unlike other texts, the book focuses on problem analysis, on developing solution options and onestablishing thedecision making matrix.

The book is intended for decision makers in companies, in non-profit organisations and in public administration. It is an approach to helping them tosolve complex problems successfully. The book is also addressed to students and to participants in executive courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642323065
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/28/2013
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2013
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Decision Problems and Decision-making Procedures: Decision Problems.- Goal and Problem-finding Systems as Requirements for the Discovery of Decision Problems.- Rational Decision-making.- Decision-making Procedures.- A General Heuristic Decision-making Procedure: Overview of the Decision-making Procedure.- Problem Verification and Analysis.- Developing and Evaluating the Solution Options.- Decision Maxims for Establishing the Overall Consequences of the Options.- Overall Evaluation of the Option and Decision.- A Case Study Illustrating the Application of the Procedure.- Special Problems and Approaches to Solve Them: Decision Sequences.- Information Procurement Decisions.- Collective Decisions.- Final Remarks.

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