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A prescriptive cognitive theory of organisational decision making

J. A. A. Sillince

A prescriptive cognitive theory of organisational decision making

by J. A. A. Sillince

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Published by Universityof Sheffield Management School in Sheffield .
Written in English


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StatementJ. A. A. Sillince.
SeriesManagement discussion paper series / University of Sheffield, Management School -- no.12, Management discussion paper (University of Sheffield Management School) -- no.12.
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Open LibraryOL13971325M

  Organization Theory and the Public Sector book. Instrument, Culture and Myth. as well as democratic theory and empirical studies of decision-making, this text addresses five central aspects of the public sector organization: arguing instead for a democratic-political approach and a new, prescriptive organization theory. A rich resource. In psychology, decision-making (also spelled decision making and decisionmaking) is regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several possible alternative options. Decision-making is the process of identifying and choosing alternatives based on the values, preferences and beliefs of the decision-maker.

Rule-based decision making decision maker recognizes choice situation as a member of a category for which the best action has already been stored (Simon, ) once situation is classified, “if–then” rule is activated which dictates the behavior or choice thus decision is retrieved rather than computed Examples of rule-based decision making. Prescriptive Analytics: The Final Frontier for Evidence-Based Management and Optimal Decision Making Supporting our customers during Coronavirus (COVID) Search the site.

Decision-making is a truly fascinating science, incorporating organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, neurology, strategy, management, philosophy, and logic. The ability to make effective decisions that are rational, informed, and collaborative can greatly reduce opportunity costs while building a strong organizational focus. The structure theory of organization is important to school administrators as far as decision-making process is concerned. The organizational theory can help in planning for organizational success. The theory is significant in that it influences how the school organization allocates resources within the school departments (Negandhi, ).


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