Accession Number : AD0743916

Title :   Some Descriptive Studies of Participation in Decision-Making.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Vroom,Victor H. ; Yetton,Philip W.

Report Date : 20 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The paper deals with the determinants of a manager's choice among a set of processes for making decisions in organizations, varying in the extent to which his subordinates have an opportunity to participate in decision-making. A set of four empirical studies is described. The first demonstrates that the decision process used varies not only across managers, as implied in past research, but also within a single manager across situations. The second study develops a metric for scaling the set of five decision processes on a unidimensional scale of participation. The third and fourth studies are concerned principally with identifying the situations in which managers choose to retain decision-making power or share it with their subordinates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, FACTOR ANALYSIS), ORGANIZATIONS, SCALE, LEADERSHIP

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE