An overview of the psychology of decision-making as it relates to management and organizational behaviour issues and research is provided in this volume, written by one of the leading scholars in the field.
Examining the way individuals make decisions, both privately and in the context of the organization, the book also analyzes the interplay of group and institutional dynamics and their effects upon the decisions made within and on the behalf of organizations.
About the Author
Lee Roy Beach is Mc Clelland Professor of Management and Policy, and Professor of Psychology in the College of business and Public Administration at the University of Arizona. Previously, he served as Vice Dean, Eller College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Arizona. Professor Beach received his Ph D in experimental psychology from the University of Colorado and began his professional career as a human factors researcher for the U.S. Navy, followed by service at the Office of Naval Research. After leaving the Navy, he completed two years of postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan before taking a position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he moved from assistant to full professor and served as Chair. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge and Leiden Universities and a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of over 125 scholarly articles and three books on organizational behavior and human decision making:
Beach, L.R. (1998). Image Theory: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Beach, L.R. (1997). The Psychology of Decision Making: People in Organizations. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. [FOS series, Second edition in preparation]
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Series||ix|
|2.||Framing the Problem||16|
|3.||Policy: Part 1||31|
|4.||Policy: Part 2||48|
|9.||Organizational and Group Decisions||124|
|10.||Naturalistic Decision Theory: Part 1||141|
|11.||Naturalistic Decision Theory: Part 2||163|
|12.||Looking to the Future||182|
|About the Author||223|