Successful Decision-Making: A Systematic Approach to Complex Problems, Third Edition

  • 3h 13m
  • Richard Kühn, Rudolf Grünig
  • Springer
  • 2013
  • Focuses on analyzing the problem and on developing and assessing options for solutions
  • Includes a case study which illustrates how the proposed decision-making procedure is applied in practice
  • Offers executives an approach to solving complex problems systematically and successfully

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.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Decision Problems
  • Goal and Problem-Finding Systems as Requirements for the Discovery of Decision Problems
  • Rational Decision-Making
  • Decision-Making Procedures
  • 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 Options and Decision
  • A Case Study Illustrating the Application of the Procedure
  • Decision Sequences
  • Information Procurement Decisions
  • Collective Decisions
  • Final Remarks
  • List of Insets


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