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Culture and Decision Making

Jacques Rojot

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199290468
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199290468.003.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Culture and Decision Making

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This article argues that the primary effects of cultures in decision making take the form of limitations on decision makers' rationality. Simon pointed out that decision making reflects the limitations of human brains. Subsequently, scholars have written many words about the psychological limitations on rationality. However, rationality also confronts cultural limitations that both augment and dominate the psychological ones. The article begins by summarizing some of the writing about national, occupational, and organizational cultures. It then considers the implications of these writings for organizational decision making.

Keywords: organizational cultures; decision making; decision makers; rationality; psychological limitations; cultural limitations; organizational decision making

Article.  7751 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour ; Human Resource Management

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