Decision behavior under circumstances of preferred option unavailability: An empirical investigation

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Title:
Decision behavior under circumstances of preferred option unavailability: An empirical investigation
Author:
Potter, Richard Ellis, 1954-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Research examined what decision makers do when, after screening out unacceptable options in preparation for making a choice from among the acceptable survivors, they find that all of the survivors have become unavailable. Subjects were presented options in the form of rooms to rent and required to screen them to prepare a 'short list' from which a choice could be made. They also rated the importance of the room's characteristics. Then they were told that the rooms on the short list all had been rented, and that no new rooms had become available so they would have to create a new short list from among the previously rejected rooms. Then they re-screened the rejected options and re-rated the importance of the characteristics of the rooms. It was found that nearly 90% of the subjects would prefer to begin again with new options rather than re-screen rejected options. It also was found that when forced to re-screen rejected options, subjects reduced their ratings of the importance of the options' characteristics.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Business Administration, Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Beach, Lee Roy

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDecision behavior under circumstances of preferred option unavailability: An empirical investigationen_US
dc.creatorPotter, Richard Ellis, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPotter, Richard Ellis, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch examined what decision makers do when, after screening out unacceptable options in preparation for making a choice from among the acceptable survivors, they find that all of the survivors have become unavailable. Subjects were presented options in the form of rooms to rent and required to screen them to prepare a 'short list' from which a choice could be made. They also rated the importance of the room's characteristics. Then they were told that the rooms on the short list all had been rented, and that no new rooms had become available so they would have to create a new short list from among the previously rejected rooms. Then they re-screened the rejected options and re-rated the importance of the characteristics of the rooms. It was found that nearly 90% of the subjects would prefer to begin again with new options rather than re-screen rejected options. It also was found that when forced to re-screen rejected options, subjects reduced their ratings of the importance of the options' characteristics.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBusiness Administration, Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBeach, Lee Royen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1347583en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27478944en_US
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