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The Consequences of Decision-Making

Nils Brunsson


This book questions the rationality of decision-making, and argues that it is as important to understand other aspects of decision-making apart from choice — such things as mobilizing action, allocating responsibility, and legitimizing organizations. These aspects of decisions can influence decision-making, and the assumptions about feasible norms that provide their context. The norm of rationality is far from obvious: sometimes decision-makers can be recommending systematic irrationality. This book collects together a wide-range of writing on decision-making, brought together in one volume.

Keywords: decision-making, choice, mobilizing action, allocating responsibility, legitimizing organizations, rationality, decision-makers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199206285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nils Brunsson, author
Chairman, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), and City of Stockholm Chair in Management, Stockholm School of Economics