Evidence-Based Decision Management

J. Frank Yates and Georges A. Potworowski

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763986
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Evidence-Based Decision Management

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Decision making is the lifeblood of every organization and the central focus in the practice of evidence-based management (EBMgt). To help guide the practice of EBMgt, this chapter describes fundamental concepts of decision making and decision management. It begins with a discussion of the features that distinguish decision making from other, related concepts, such as more general problem solving and judgment. It then describes how crucial aspects of decision management are approached especially effectively when decision processes are broken down into essential elements. It then describes the theory known as the “cardinal decision issue perspective,” and illustrates its use as a decision management tool.

Keywords: decision process; decision quality; decision management; decision appraisal; cardinal decision issues

Article.  18205 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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