ERIC Number: ED143985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Participative Decision Making: An Annotated Bibliography.
Henson, Ramon; Camp, Richaurd
An annotated bibliography of 40 articles on participative decision making (PDM) published from 1968 through 1975 is presented. The following categories were used in summarizing each article: description, sample, type of study, variables, PDM variables, results and discussion. An introduction to the bibliography discusses some issues related to implementation of PDM, such as its apparent inefficiency, the importance of supervisory skills, and the role of organizational constraints and expectations. Other issues raised from an examination of the annotated articles include the following: (a) PDM is not uniformly defined in the research; (b) the interaction between problem type and PDM is not clear; (c) the mechanisms by which PDM affects organizational outcomes are still unclear; (d) little evidence exists that individual differences are strongly related to PDM; and (e) when PDM is viewed as an organizational change technique, improved attitudes and performance will not inevitably result. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Decision Making, Employee Attitudes, Management Systems, Organizational Climate, Performance Factors, Problem Solving, Supervision
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.