The following are suggested readings for the module. Additional, more detailed reading recommendations will be provided for the module topics.
In line with the learning aim 1, students must read these articles repetitively to establish a basic understanding of the complex nature of decision making in the organisational context.
Artinger, F., Petersen, M., Gigerenzer, G. and Weibler, J. (2015) Heuristics as adaptive decision strategies in management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36(S1), pp. S33–S52.
Briner, R.B. and Walshe, N.D. (2014) ‘From passively received wisdom to actively constructed knowledge: Teaching systematic review skills as a foundation of evidence-based management’, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13(3), pp. 415–432.
Brodbeck, F. C., Kerschreiter, R., Mojzisch, A. and Schulz-HARDT, S. (2007) Group Decision Making Under Conditions of Distributed Knowledge: The Information Asymmetries Model., Academy of Management Review, 32(2), pp. 459–479.
Rousseau, D.M. (2020) ‘Making Evidence-Based Organizational Decisions in an Uncertain World’, Organizational Dynamics, 49(1) p. 100756.
Simon, H. A. (1987) Making Management Decisions: the Role of Intuition and Emotion, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management, 1(1), pp. 57–64.
Smith, G. F. (1989) Defining Managerial Problems: A Framework for Prescriptive Theorizing, Management Science, 35(8), pp. 963–981.
Tversky, A. and Kahneman, D. (1974) Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases, Science, 185(4157), pp. 1124–1131.
Tversky, A. and Kahneman, D. (1981) The framing of decisions and the psychology of choice, Science, 211(4481), pp. 453–458.
In line with the learning aim 2, students should read the following articles to develop their decision-making knowledge and skills in both personal and professional context.
Bowman, H. (2005) ‘It’s a year and then that’s me’: masters students’ decision‐making, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 29(3), pp. 233–249.
Bazerman, M. H. and Sezer, O. (2016) Bounded awareness: Implications for ethical decision making, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Celebrating Fifty Years of Organizational Behavior and Decision Making Research (1966-2016), 136, pp. 95–105.
Cabantous, L., Gond, J.-P. and Johnson-Cramer, M. (2010) Decision Theory as Practice: Crafting Rationality in Organizations, Organization Studies, 31(11), pp. 1531–1566.
Calabretta, G., Gemser, G. and Wijnberg, N. M. (2017) The Interplay between Intuition and Rationality in Strategic Decision Making: A Paradox Perspective, Organization Studies, 38(3–4), pp. 365–401.
Kahneman, D. and Klein, G. (2009) Conditions for intuitive expertise: a failure to disagree, The American Psychologist, 64(6), pp. 515–526.
Keeney, R. L. (1982) Feature Article—Decision Analysis: An Overview, Operations Research, 30(5), pp. 803–838.
Pendleton, A., Lupton, B., Rowe, A. and Whittle, R. (2019) Back to the Shop Floor: Behavioural Insights from Workplace Sociology, Work, Employment and Society, 33(6), pp. 1039-1057.
Rousseau, D.M. and Barends, E.G.R. (2011) ‘Becoming an evidence-based HR practitioner’, Human Resource Management Journal, 21(3), pp. 221–235.
Slaughter, J. E., Bagger, J. and Li, A. (2006) Context effects on group-based employee selection decisions, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 100(1), pp. 47–59.
In line with the learning aim 3, students should read the following articles to cultivate an awareness of the ethical issues related to the individual and organisational consequences produced by different decision-making approaches.
Almeida, S., Fernando, M., Hannif, Z. and Dharmage, S. C. (2015) Fitting the mould: the role of employer perceptions in immigrant recruitment decision-making, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(22), pp. 2811–2832.
Dane, E. and Pratt, M. G. (2007) Exploring Intuition and its Role in Managerial Decision Making, Academy of Management Review, 32(1), pp. 33–54.
Leicht-Deobald, U., Busch, T., Schank, C., Weibel, A., Schafheitle, S., Wildhaber, I. and Kasper, G. (2019) The Challenges of Algorithm-Based HR Decision-Making for Personal Integrity, Journal of Business Ethics, 160(2), pp. 377–392.
Morrell, K. and Learmonth, M. (2015) ‘Against evidence-based management, for management learning’, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(4) pp. 520–533.
Rousseau, D.M. (2020) ‘The Realist Rationality of Evidence-Based Management’, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19(3) Academy of Management, pp. 415–424.
Simon, H. A. (1991). `Bounded Rationality and Organizational Learning`, Organization Science, 2(1), 125–134.
Smith, G. F. (2003) Beyond Critical Thinking and Decision Making: Teaching Business Students How to Think, Journal of Management Education, 27(1), pp. 24–51.
Thaler, R. H. (1999) Mental accounting matters, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 12(3), pp. 183–206.