Accession Number : ADA313540

Title :   Successful Decision Making in Organizations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 90-Dec 93,

Corporate Author : BRADFORD UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Hickson, David J. ; Miller, Susan J. ; Wilson, David C.

PDF Url : ADA313540

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Business and other organizations in Britain were revisited to study the outcomes of implementing 55 strategic (major) decisions. These were a subsample of 150 cases studied previously when the decisions were made. Chief executives and directors (that is, presidents and vice presidents and equivalent) were interviewed about what happened. A series of factors that appear to contribute to success and failure is being elucidated. These reasons for good or bad performance can better inform senior managements in the future and be an aid to more successful decision making.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, PREPARATION, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), CASE STUDIES, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE