Decision making is a dynamic and interactive process incorporating a sequence of events from the time when decision makers recognize the need to solve a problem until the time when they authorize a course of action to solve it. This definition shows that the process by which a decision is implemented is not part of the decision-making process itself, although both processes are complementary. In other words, decision making and implementation are related but distinct concepts.

The process of decision making can be based on rational, intuitive, or political processes. This entry presents the political perspective on decision making in organizations by providing an overview of the concept and aspects of political behavior in decision making, the types of political actors, the link between political behavior ...

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