Management Decision Making: Towards an Integrative Approach, 1st edition
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The text will be a valuable guide for students either intending to, or pursuing a career in Management. It is suitable for advanced level undergraduate Business and Management degrees as well as postgraduate courses. Practising managers would also find the book a useful reference to current management decision making theory. This book takes a holistic approach, combining both quantitative and qualitative aspects of management decision making with a strong interdisciplinary perspective. Quantitative tools are shown in context so that students can see their relevance to day-to-day decision making. The role of IT in decision making is also addressed. The text explores the relationship between hard and soft aspects of decision making by addressing their philosophical underpinnings, and uses examples from the authors' own experiences to illustrate important issues.
Table of contents
1. Decision Making Perspectives.
PART I: DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY
2. Risk and Rationality.
3. Conflict/Intrapersonal Dynamics.
PART II: RESEARCH
5. Research Methods.
6. Diagnosis and Systems Thinking.
7. Model Building.
PART III CHOICE.
8. Money Management.
9. Resource Allocation.
10. Time Management,
Part IV IMPLEMENTATION.
11. Interpersonal Dynamics.
12. Power and Politics.
13. The Cultural Context.
14. Ethics in Decision-Making.
Integrated Case Study.
Published by Pearson (October 31st 2002) - Copyright © 2003