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Welcome & Course Readings

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MGMT 8030 Required Course Readings


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Ahmad, J. S., O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2005). Leadership, decision making and internal stakeholder engagement. International Journal of Management & Decision Making, 6(3,4), 345-358. Link available in the Week 8 Resources section of your classroom.

Argyris, C. (1966). Interpersonal barriers to decision making. Harvard Business Review, 44(2), 84. 
Barnes-Farrell, J. L., Rogelberg, S. G., Lowe, C. A. (1992). The stepladder technique: an alternative group structure facilitating effective group decision making. Journal of Applied Psychology, 77(5), 730-737.
Buller, P. F., Kohls, J. J., &  Anderson, K. S. (2000). When ethics collide: Managing conflicts across cultures. Organizational Dynamics, 28(4), 52-65.

Cohan, P. S. (2007). When the blind lead. Business Strategy Review, 18(3), 65-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8616.2007.00488.x
Cohen, M., Etner, J., & Jeleva, M. (2008). Dynamic decision making when risk perception depends on past experience. Theory and Decision, 64(2-3), 173-192. doi: 10.1007/s11238-007-9061-3
Coughlan, R.  (2005). Codes, values and justifications in the ethical decision-making process. Journal of Business Ethics, 59(1-2), 45-53.  doi: 10.1007/s10551-005-3409-9

Drucker, P. F. (1967). The effective decision. Harvard Business Review, 45(1), 92-98.

Drummond, H. Escalation in decision making. (1999). Organization Studies, 20(1),153. 

Eberlin, R., &  Tatum, B. C. (2005). Organizational justice and decision making: When good intentions are not enough. Management Decision, 43(7/8)

Edelenbos, J., &  Klijn, E. H. (2006). Managing stakeholder involvement in decision making: A comparative analysis of six interactive processes in the Netherlands. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 16(3), 417-446.

Etzioni, A. (1989). Humble decision making. Harvard Business Review, 67(4), 122.
Foote, N., Weiss, L., Matson, E., &  Wenger, E. (2002). Leveraging group knowledge for high-performance decision-making. Organizational Dynamics, 31(3), 280-295. doi:10.1016/S0090-2616(02)00114-6

Fritzsche, D., & Oz, E. (2007). Personal values' influence on the ethical dimension of decision making. Journal of Business Ethics, 75(4), 335-343.  doi: 10.1007/s10551-006-9256-5

Goncalo, J., & Duguid, M. (2008). Hidden consequences of the group-serving bias: Causal attributions and the quality of group decision making. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 107(2), 219-233.  doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2008.02.011

Hammond, J. S., Keeney, R. L., & Raiffa, H. (1998). Even swaps: A rational method for making trade-offs. Harvard Business Review, 76(2), 137-150.

Hammond, J. S., Keeney, R. L., & Raiffa, H. (2006). The hidden traps in decision making. Harvard Business Review, 84(1), 118-126.

Hayashi, A. (2009). How executives can make bad decisions. MIT Sloan Management Review, 50(4), 14-15.

Hayashi, A. M. (2001). When to trust your gut. Harvard Business Review, 79(2), 59-65.
Huebner, H., Varey, R., &  Wood, L. (2008). The significance of communicating in enacting decisions. Journal of Communication Management, 12(3), 204-223.  doi: 10.1108/13632540810899407

Hodgkinson, G. P., Bown, N. J., Maule, A. J., Glaister, K. W., &  Pearman, K. D. (1999). Breaking the frame: An analysis of strategic cognition and decision making under uncertainty. Strategic Management Journal, 20(10), 977.
Kaplan, R. S. (2005). A balanced scorecard approach to measure customer profitability. Harvard Business School Weekly Newsletter.

Kim, Y. (2001). A comparative study of the "Abiliene Paradox" and "Groupthink". Public Administration Quarterly, 25(2), 168-189.
Kuhberger, A.  (1995). The framing of decisions: A new look at old problems. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 62(2), 230-240. doi:10.1006/obhd.1995.1046

McLain, D. L. & Hackman, K. (1999). Trust, risk, and decision-making in organizational  change. Public Administration Quarterly, 23(2), 152-176.  doi: 10.1108/136830407107409163
Michel, L. (2007). Understanding decision making in organizations to focus its practices where it matters. Measuring Business Excellence, 11(1), 33-45.  doi: 10.1108/13683040710740916
Nutt, P. (2008). Investigating the success of decision making processes. The Journal of Management Studies, 45(2), 425. Not available in the library.
Oliver, D., & Roos, J. (2005). Decision-making in high-velocity environments: The importance of guiding principles. Organization Studies, 26(6), 889-913.
Perry, M.S. (2006, Nov). Back to basics: A fish(bone) tale. Quality Progress.
McDevitt, R., Giapponi, C., & Tromley, C. (2007). A model of ethical decision making: The integration of process and content. Journal of Business Ethics, 73(2), 219-229. doi: 10.1007/s10551-006-9202-6
Simmons, J., Iles, P., & Yolles, M. (2005). Identifying those on board 'the moving train': Towards a stakeholder-focused methodology for organizational decision making. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 22(1), 41-53.  Doi: 10.1002/sres.600
Stead, J. L. (1999). Whose decision is it, anyway? Management Review, 88(1), 13.

Stryker, P. (1965). Can you analyze this problem?. Harvard Business Review, 43(3), 73.

Stryker, P. (1965). How to analyze that problem. Harvard Business Review, 43(4), 99.
Tatum, B. C., & Eberlin, R. E. (2007). Leadership, ethics, and justice in strategic decision making. Business Strategy Series, 8(4), 303-310.  doi: 10.1108/17515630710684358
Tichy, N. M. (1982). Managing change strategically: The technical, political, and cultural keys. Organizational Dynamics, 11(2), 59-81.

van Ginkel, W., & van Knippenberg, D.. (2009). Knowledge about the distribution of information and group decision making: When and why does it work?  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 108(2), 218-229.  doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2008.10.003

van Marrewijk, M.  (2005). Multiple levels of decision making: ethical management in various business contexts. International Journal of Management & Decision Making, 6(34), 257-272.  Link available in the Week 3 Resources section of your classroom.

Other Readings

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