Decision Making in the Workplace: A Unified Perspective

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CURRENT STATUS OF IMAGE THEORY

The foregoing discussion brings us up to date on image theory as it stood when planning for this book began. The purpose of succeeding chapters is to strengthen the described empirical support, to identify changes that must be made, and to move the theory in new and interesting directions. Moreover, these chapters are aimed at trying to generalize the theory to an ever broader range of real-world decision situations, testing its adequacy at each point. The goal is twofold: to use the theory to gain insight into how decisions are made in the workplace and to use the workplace as a laboratory for testing, revising, and extending the theory.


REFERENCES

Beach L. R. ( 1990). Image theory: Decision making in personal and organizational contexts. Chicherror, UK: Wiley.

Beach L. R. ( 1993). "Four revolutions in behavioral decision theory". in M. Chemers & R. Ayman (Eds.), Leadership theory and research: Perspectives and directions (pp. 271-292). New York: Academic Press.

Beach L. R., & Mitchell T. R. ( 1978). "A contingency model for the selection of decision strategies". Academy of Management Review, 3,439-449.

Beach L. R., & Mitchell T. R. ( 1987). "Image theory: Principal, goals plans in decision making". Acta Psychologica, 66, 201-220.

Beach L. R., & Mitchell T. R. ( 1990). "Image theory: A behavioral theory of decision in organizations". in B. M. Saw & L. L. Cumming (Eds.), Research in organizational behavior (Vol. 12, pp. 1-41), Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Beach L. R., Smith B., Lundell J., & Mitchell T. R. ( 1988). "Image theory: Descriptive sufficiency of a simple rule for the compatibility test". Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 1, 17-28.

Beach L. R., & Strom E. ( 1989). "A toadstool among the mushrooms: Screening decisions and image theory's compatibility test". Acta Psychologica, 72, 1-12.

Beach L. R., & van E. H. Zee ( 1992). "Close, but no cigar: A reply to Pitz". Journal of Behavioral, Decision Making, 5, 22-23.

Christensen-Szalanski J. J. J. ( 1978). "Problem-solving strategies: A selection mechanism, some implications, and some data". Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 22, 307-323.

Christensen-Szalanski J. J. J. ( 1980). "A further examination of the selection of problem-solving strategies: The effects of deadlines and analytic aptitudes". Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 25, 107-122.

Davis J. H. ( 1992). Some compelling intuitions about group consensus decision, theoretical and empirical research, and interpersonal aggregation phenomena: Selected examples, 1950-1990. Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 52, 3-38.

Huffman M. D. ( 1978). The effect of decision task characteristics on decision behavior (Tech. Rep. No. 78-16). Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Psychology.

Humphreys P., Svenson O., & Vari A. (Eds.). ( 1983). Analysing and aiding decision processes. Budapest: Akademiai Kiado.

Klein. G. ( 1996). Sources of power: The study of naturalistics decision making. Manuscript submitted for publication.

McAllister D., Mitchell T. R.,& Beach L. R. ( 1979). "The contingency model for selection of decision strategies: An empirical test of the effects of significance, accountability, and reversibility". Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 24, 228-244.

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