Foundations of Decision Making

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Chapter 4 – Foundations of Decision Making Chapter Four: Foundations of Decision Making Multiple Choice Questions 1. __________ is not one of the eight steps in the decision making process. a. Identifying the problem b. Analyzing alternative solutions c. Implementing the decision d. Delegating the decision making 2. Which of the following sequences is correct for the decision-making Process? a. Identify decision criteria, analyze alternatives, allocate weights to criteria b. Analyze alternatives, select an alternative, implement the alternative c. Select an alternative, evaluate decision effectiveness, weight the criteria d. Analyze alternatives, develop alternatives, allocate weights to criteria 3. Once a problem is formulated, the next step is to a. Select an alternative b. List all possible Solutions c. Observe a discrepancy d. Decide what is critical in the decision 4. When a manager who is contemplating all the features a new purchase should have prioritizes the most important, he or she is practicing a. selection of criteria b. problem formulation c. weighting of criteria d. analyzing alternatives 5. After implementation has been accomplished a. The decision-making process is complete b. The control function of management become important c. The alternatives are ranked d. The manager must complete written evaluation forms 6. When a plant manager who is trying to reduce turnover of production workers notices that turnover has decreased by 10 percent four months after he instituted a new training program, at which step in the rational decision- making process is this manager? a. Identify the problem. b. Evaluate the decision criteria. c. Analyze the alternatives. d. Evaluate the results. 7. According to the concept of bounded rationality, decision makers are limited by _______. a. less than complete information b. environment c. time d. All of the above. 8. __________ is selecting the first minimally acceptable alternative. a. Bounded rationality b. Unbounded rationality c. Satisficing d. Rational decision-making 9. Suppose that you need a math elective to take in order to graduate. There are 1

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Part II - Planning five different courses you could take. You call one friend and, on the basis of her terrific experience in one course, you choose that one. What would Herbert Simon call what you have just done?
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