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Unformatted text preview: None 17. Are you aware of any other techniques not listed above? Yes No If so, ask for further details: _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 203 _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 18. What is your opinion of these techniques? Rank them on a 0 to 5 scale. (0 is least useful and 5 is the most useful) increasing effectiveness and efficiency Monte Carlo 0 1 2 3 4 5 Decision Trees 0 1 2 3 4 5 Scenario Planning 0 1 2 3 4 5 Portfolio Theory 0 1 2 3 4 5 Juniper 0 1 2 3 4 5 Option Theory 0 1 2 3 4 5 Analytic hierarchy process 0 1 2 3 4 5 Preference theory 0 1 2 3 4 5 19. Is any software used to aid decision-making in your organisation? Yes No Don’t know If so, a) which software package/s is/are used and when? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ b) How is/are the results of the software tool/s integrated into decision-making? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ c) Do you think that this/these tool/s have increased the efficiency of the decisionmaking procedures in your organisation? Yes No 20. Do you think software tools, in general, assist decision-making? 204 Yes No 21. Are decisions based primarily, on the figures output from the software packages? Yes No Don’t know 22. How effective do you think your company’s decision-making processes and procedures are in comparison to your main competitors? Increasing effectiveness and efficiency 0 1 2 3 4 5 23. Are any changes likely in the foreseeable future to your current practice? Yes No Don’t know If so, ask for further details: _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Thank the interviewee for time taken to conduct interview. Note any comments. Comments: 205 APPENDIX 2: PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS The presentations and papers that have been generated during the current study are shown below. All were produced before the researcher’s marriage and hence use the researcher’s maiden name of Lamb. PRESENTATIONS 1. Methods for Handling Risk and Uncertainty in Business Decision-making, Department of Management Studies Seminar, December 1997 2. Methods for Handling Risk and Uncertainty in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry, Uncertainty Forum, Univ...
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