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'Irrationality' of managerial judgments: Implications for information systems


  • Moskowitz, Herbert
  • Schaefer, Ralf E
  • Borcherding, Katrin


Four principal factors affecting rational information processing behavior in organizations are discussed. These are: (1) the nature and attributes of the messages received from the Management Information and Decision System (MIDS); (2) The personal qualities and attitudes of the manager himself; (3) the degree of social interaction; and (4) if a collective is involved, the format and group decision function used in arriving at a group position. Ways in which information specialists and operations researchers can counter, ameliorate, and exploit managers' judgmental biases and inconsistencies are then proposed. Areas for further research are suggested.

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  • Moskowitz, Herbert & Schaefer, Ralf E & Borcherding, Katrin, 1976. "'Irrationality' of managerial judgments: Implications for information systems," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 125-140.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:4:y:1976:i:2:p:125-140

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