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    How do financial directors make decisions?

    McAuly, L. and Russell, G. and Sims, Julian (1997) How do financial directors make decisions? Management Accounting 75 (10), pp. 32-34. ISSN 0025-1682.

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    Abstract

    Research from CIMA provides an answer to these questions: How do financial directors make decisions? And, when confronted with a capital investment proposal, or the need to declare a dividend, or a judgment that will have implications for funding and capital structures, what do they do? The logico-scientific approach to decision-making is discussed. The objective of this approach is to establish the absolute truth about a situation so that a definitive and logical decision can be made. Also discussed is the narrative approach to decision making. This mode replaces the logico-scientific objective of using information to define an absolute truth with a search for meaning in a complex world where incomplete information is the norm and where no answer can guarantee a certain future.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 08:37
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 08:43
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/22773

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