Decision-making in management information systems research: The utility of policy capturing methodology

Joseph J. Martocchio, Jane Webster, Charles R. Baker

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Abstract

Although decision-making represents a fundamental issue in management information systems (MIS), obtaining accurate assessments of the factors affecting employees' decisions may be difficult using traditional methods such as ratings and rankings. Policy capturing, a little-used method in MIS, represents a potentially important alternative to more traditional methods. After demonstrating that policy capturing has been underutilized in MIS, the paper illustrates the use of policy capturing in two decision-making contexts—computer training and software selection. These two studies contrast policy capturing results with more traditional methods, and draw implications for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-248
Number of pages11
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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