INF 2149 Administrative Decision Making in Information Organizations

Lecture Slides


  1. Introduction to Decision Making

  2. Heuristics and Biases

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  3. Groupthink

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  4. Rational Model of Decision Making

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  5. Process Model

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  6. Political Model

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  7. Garbage Can Model

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  8. Contingency Framework

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  9. Group Decision Making Exercise

    In class acitivity on Group Decision Making.

  10. Decision Escalations

    • Practical Realities of Organizational Decision Making
    • Escalation of Commitment in Decision Situations [PDF]

    • Case discussion: Expo 86, Vancouver. Read case study based on: Ross, Jerry, and Barry M. Staw. 1986. Expo 86: An Escalation Prototype. Administrative Science Quarterly 31 (2): 274-297. Also see: Staw, Barry M., and Jerry Ross. 1987. Knowing When to Pull the Plug. Harvard Business Review 65 (2):68-74.

  11. Introduction to Operations Research
    (Optional class, may not be presented in every section.)