Debating Rationality by Jennifer J. Halpern
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Debating Rationality
By Jennifer J. Halpern

Debating Rationality

Nonrational Aspects of Organizational Decision Making

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Debating Rationality by Jennifer J. Halpern

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"Debating Rationality is a terrific collection of essays written by an obviously first rate set of scholars. Several recent books have attempted to make similar points, but this volume pushes the ideas in new directions, rather than simply restating what are now established themes."-Roderick M. Kramer, co-author of Trust in OrganizationsDecision makers strive to be rational. Traditionally, rational decisions maximize an appropriate return. The contributors to this book challenge the common assumption that good decisions must be rational in this economic sense. They emphasize that the decision-making process is influenced by social, organizational, and psychological considerations as well as by economic concerns. Relationships, time pressure, external demands for specific types of performance, contractual expectations, human biases, and reactions to unfair treatment alter the decision-making context and the resulting decision outcomes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801433788
ISBN-10: 0801433789
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States


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