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Is specialization desirable in committee decision making?

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  • Ruth Ben-Yashar

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  • Winston Koh

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  • Shmuel Nitzan

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Committee decision making is examined in this study focusing on the role assigned to the committee members. In particular, we are concerned about the comparison between committee performance under specialization and non-specialization of the decision makers.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Theory and Decision.

Volume (Year): 72 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 341-357

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Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:72:y:2012:i:3:p:341-357
DOI: 10.1007/s11238-011-9260-9
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