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Decision Sciences by Paul R. Kleindorfer
Book DescriptionThis long-awaited textbook provides a unified perspective of a rich and varied field. It recognises that in order to develop strategies for improving the decision-making process one needs to understand how decisions are made in practice and in what ways behaviour differs from guidelines implied by normative theories of choice. It is the interplay between descriptive, normative, and prescriptive analysis that gives this book a special flavour. Using a set of illustrative examples, Decision Sciences synthesises current research about different types of decision making, including individual, group, organisational, and societal. Special attention is given to the linkage between problem finding and problem solving. The principal message emerging from the book is that decision making entails a complex set of processes that need to be understood in order to develop sound prescriptions or policy advice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521338127
(234mm x 158mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul R. Kleindorfer
Decision Sciences, Hardback (August 1993)
The long-awaited textbook on the developing field of decision sciences. This book compares different types of decision making and emphasises the link between problem finding and problem solving.
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