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Decision Logic in Evidence-Based Management: Can Logical Models From Other Disciplines Improve Evidence-Based Human-Resource Decisions?

John Boudreau

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763986
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199763986.013.0013

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Decision Logic in Evidence-Based Management: Can Logical Models From Other Disciplines Improve Evidence-Based Human-Resource Decisions?

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The “mental models” used in organizations often reflect disciplines such as finance, marketing or engineering. Such models can overlook or misinterpret evidence related to human capital, producing poor human-resource (HR) and organizational decisions. Improved evidence-based HR decisions may result from “retooling” HR issues using logic from mental models in other management disciplines. HR researchers and practitioners can tap the power of these well-accepted logic frameworks to “retool” evidence about HR management.

Keywords: mental model; logic model; logic framework; human capital; evidence-based human-resource (HR) management; decisions

Article.  18780 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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