Welcome to the course! We will be studying the individual and collective factors that affect the decisions that managers make in their everyday work lives. Our approach will be descriptive and prescriptive, i.e., we will focus on how managers actually make decisions, as well as how they ought to make decisions to maximize organizational and personal outcomes. Regardless of the approach we take, the goal of the course is the same: to improve how you go about planning and implementing decisions.
The course is divided into two main sections. The first section will deal with individual-level processes that influence managers' decisions. The second section will consider collective (that is, group or organizational) forces that affect managers' decisions. Throughout, we will consider the obstacles to sound decision-making, and how to work through and around such obstacles.
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...