Primer on Decision Making: How Decisions Happen

James G. March (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$20.95
Publisher
Free Press
Publish Date
January 23, 2009
Pages
308
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781439157336

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About the Author

James G. March is the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Management and a professor of political science and sociology at Stanford University. Professor March is the author and co-author of numerous books and hundreds of journal articles on organizations, decision making, and leadership. He lives in Stanford, California.

Reviews

Sidney G. Winter

Deloitte and Touche Professor of Management, The Wharton School

A wonderfully balanced and urbane account of the realities of decision making in a complicated world.
Tom Peters

The Tom Peters Group

March towers above the landscape in his understanding of the process of actual decision making in organizations. This masterful and accessible book is a gem.
Daniel Kahneman

Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University

Brilliant, wise, thoroughly original, and deeply rooted in a large body of modern research. An occasion for the gratitude of all students of decision making.
Nils Brunsson

Professor of Management, Stockholm School of Economics

An extraordinarily rich and clear analysis by the leading scholar in the field. This book will not only become a standard reader in courses of decision theory but will also serve as an introduction to many related areas.
Herbert A. Simon

Nobel Laureate in Economic Science

Over a half century of research and writing, March has done more than anyone else to give us an unvarnished picture of how people actually make decisions in organizations, with all the uncertainty, craftiness, illogic, passion, ignorance, and even playfulness that entails. In this book he sums up his incisive insights into the decision-making process, and shares with us some very practical notions about the difficualt task of making intelligent decisions.
Herbert A. Simon Nobel Laureate in Economic Science Over a half century of research and writing, March has done more than anyone else to give us an unvarnished picture of how people actually make decisions in organizations, with all the uncertainty, craftiness, illogic, passion, ignorance, and even playfulness that entails. In this book he sums up his incisive insights into the decision-making process, and shares with us some very practical notions about the difficualt task of making intelligent decisions.
Daniel Kahneman Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University Brilliant, wise, thoroughly original, and deeply rooted in a large body of modern research. An occasion for the gratitude of all students of decision making.
Nils Brunsson Professor of Management, Stockholm School of Economics An extraordinarily rich and clear analysis by the leading scholar in the field. This book will not only become a standard reader in courses of decision theory but will also serve as an introduction to many related areas.
Tom Peters The Tom Peters Group March towers above the landscape in his understanding of the process of actual decision making in organizations. This masterful and accessible book is a gem.
Eric Wanner President, Russell Sage Foundation There are many smart books about decision-making, but very few that are wise. This is one of the few.
Sidney G. Winter Deloitte and Touche Professor of Management, The Wharton School A wonderfully balanced and urbane account of the realities of decision making in a complicated world.