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Successful Decision-Making

A Systematic Approach to Complex Problems

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  • Focuses on analyzing the problem and on developing and assessing options for solutions

  • Includes a case study which illustrates how the proposed decision-making procedure is applied in practice

  • Offers executives an approach to solving complex problems systematically and successfully

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
    Pages 1-3
  3. Decision Problems and Decision-Making Procedures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. Decision Problems

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 7-14
    3. Rational Decision-Making

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 23-31
    4. Decision-Making Procedures

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 33-45
  4. A General Heuristic Decision-Making Procedure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47
    2. Overview of the Decision-Making Procedure

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 49-58
    3. Problem Verification and Analysis

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 59-74
    4. Developing and Evaluating the Solution Options

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 75-95
    5. Overall Evaluation of the Options and Decision

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 119-125
    6. A Case Study Illustrating the Application of the Procedure

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 127-146
  5. Special Problems and Approaches to Solve Them

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-148
    2. Decision Sequences

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 149-157
    3. Information Procurement Decisions

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 159-168
    4. Collective Decisions

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 169-186
    5. Final Remarks

      • Rudolf Grünig, Richard Kühn
      Pages 187-187
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 189-200

About this book

Making decisions is certainly the most important task of a manager and it is often a very difficult one. This book offers a decision making procedure for solving complex problems step by step. Unlike other texts, the book focuses on problem analysis, on developing solution options and on establishing the decision making matrix.

The book is intended for decision makers in companies, in non-profit organisations and in public administration. It is an approach to helping them to solve complex problems successfully. The book is also addressed to students and to participants in executive courses.

Keywords

  • Complex Problems
  • Decision-making
  • Heuristic Decision-maing
  • Problem Solving

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chair of Management, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Switzerland

    Rudolf Grünig

  • Marly, Switzerland

    Richard Kühn

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