Management And Labor Relations

Title

Framing the Problem and Making Decisions - the Facts Are Not Enough

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1989

Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Abstract

Results of an experiment in which a sample of experienced engineers, scientists, and managers-people who would be expected to be objective decision-makers and who report themselves to be rational decision makers-are influenced by very subtle informational cues are presented. These subtle cues did not alter the object facts in research and development financial allocation decisions, but they did apparently alter the decision-maker's reference point. The cues also altered the degree of risk perceived in the decision scenario. As a result, the decision-makers exposed to different frames made different decisions and reported perceiving different levels of risk in the decision episode

Original Citation

Duchon, D., Dunegan, K. J., & Barton, S. L. (February 01, 1989). Framing the problem and making decisions: the facts are not enough. Ieee Transactions on Engineering Management, 36, 1, 25-7.

DOI

10.1109/17.19979

Volume

36

Issue

1