Successful Decision-making

Successful Decision-making


By (author) Rudolf Grünig, By (author) Richard Kühn, Translated by Anthony Clark, Translated by Claire O'Dea

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Hardback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 229mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 12 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3642008534
  • ISBN 13: 9783642008535
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,553,569

Product description

Unlike other publications on decision making, the book focuses on discovering the problem, analyzing it and on developing and assessing solution options. One whole chapter describes a case study. It illustrates how the proposed decision making procedure is used in practice. Executives get an approach to systematically and successfully solving complex problems.

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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 procedure for solving complex problems step by step. Unlike other texts, the book focuses on problem analysis, on developing solution options and on establishing the decision 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 to solve complex problems successfully. The book is also addressed to students and to participants in executive courses.

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 decisions.- Decision-making procedures.- A general heuristic decision-making procedure: Overview of the decision-making procedure.- Discovering and analysing the decision problem.- Developing and evaluating options.- Establishing the overall consequences of the options and making the final decision.- A case study illustrating the application of the procedure.- Special issues and approaches to resolving them: Information procurement decisions.- Collective decisions.- Final remarks.