Decision by objectives : how to convince others that you are right /

Decision-making is a process of choosing from possible courses of action in order to attain goals and objectives. Nobel laureate Herbert Simon wrote that the whole process of managerial decision-making is synonymous with the practice of management. Decision-making is at the core of all managerial fu...

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Author / Creator:Forman, Ernest H.
Imprint:River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2001.
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 402 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Language:English
Subject:Decision making.
Management by objectives.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Decision-Making & Problem Solving.
Decision making.
Management by objectives.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11182840
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Varying Form of Title:How to convince others that you are right
Other authors / contributors:Selly, Mary Ann.
ISBN:9789812810694
9812810692
1281956341
9781281956347
9789810241438
9810241437
9789810241421
9810241437
9810241429
9786611956349
6611956344
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
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Summary:Decision-making is a process of choosing from possible courses of action in order to attain goals and objectives. Nobel laureate Herbert Simon wrote that the whole process of managerial decision-making is synonymous with the practice of management. Decision-making is at the core of all managerial functions. Planning, for example, involves the following decisions: what should be done? When? How? Where? By whom? Other managerial functions, such as organizing, implementing and controlling, rely heavily on decision-making. "Decision by Objectives" is a book about the art and science of decision-making. It presents a very practical approach to decision-making that has a sound theoretical foundation, known as the analytic hierarchy process. Intended for both the student and the professional, the book includes approaches to prioritizing, evaluating alternative courses of action, forecasting, and allocating resources. By focusing on objectives rather than alternatives alone, it shows the reader how to synthesize information from multiple sources, analyses, and perspectives. The methods presented have been gaining popularity throughout the world.
Other form:Print version: Forman, Ernest H. Decision by objectives. River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2001 9789810241438