This course examines the individual and collective factors that affect the decisions that managers make in their everyday work lives. The approach is descriptive and prescriptive, that is, the focus is on how managers actually make decisions, as well as how they ought to make decisions to maximize organizational and personal outcomes.
The course is divided into two main sections. The first section deals with individual-level processes that influence managers’ decisions. The second section considers collective (that is, group or organizational) forces that affect managers’ decisions.
Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business
Within the broader field of organizational behavior, Professor Brockner is well known for his work in several areas, including the effects of organizational downsizing on the productivity and morale of the "survivors," the management of organizational change, organizational justice, self processes in organizations and managerial judgment and decision making. He teaches the MBA elective course Managerial Decision Making, the Ph.D. course...