Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 131–149 | Cite as

The effects of organizational frames and problem ambiguity on decision making

  • Daniel J. Svyantek
  • Arno R. Kolz
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This paper investigates how organizational climate and information quantity influences choice of decision making strategies. A simulated company with an organizational climate was manipulated to be either supportive or non-supportive of participative decision making methods. Subjects then solved problems in which information available to make a decision was manipulated. Results indicated that climate has an effect on choice of decision making strategies independent of information quantity. A second study was then conducted to assess how the climate manipulation affected subjects' decision-making. Organizational climate information appears to affect decisions in a manner analogous to Tversky and Kahneman's (1981) decision framing model.


Decision Making Social Psychology Social Issue Decision Making Strategy Organizational Climate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Svyantek
    • 1
  • Arno R. Kolz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of AkronAkron
  2. 2.Manhattan CollegeUSA

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