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Value-Focused Thinking

A Path to Creative Decisionmaking

by Ralph L. Keeney

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Management decision making,
  • Economics - General,
  • Business Decision Making,
  • Decision-Making (Psychological Aspects),
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Management - General,
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving,
  • Business & Economics / Decision-Making & Problem Solving

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9331911M
    ISBN 10067493198X
    ISBN 109780674931985


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Value-Focused Thinking by Ralph L. Keeney Download PDF EPUB FB2

“ [ Value-Focused Thinking] is both an inspired and inspiring book. It is also a rarity among academic and business texts: it is a 'damn good read.' Keeney writes well, arguing his case clearly in the abstract and illustrating it through numerous interesting and pertinent examples.” ―Simon French, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision AnalysisCited by: “ [ Value-Focused Thinking] is both an inspired and inspiring book.

It is also a rarity among academic and business texts: it is a 'damn good read.' Keeney writes well, arguing his case clearly in the abstract and illustrating it through numerous interesting and pertinent examples.” ―Simon French, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis/5(12). In this book, Ralph Keeney turns standard decisionmaking methods on their heads.

Rather than placing emphasis on mechanics and fixed solutions, Keeney argues, we should focus on the bottom-line objectives that give decisionmaking its meaning: it is through recognizing and articulating fundamental values that we can better identify decision opportunities -- and thereby create better decision.

Value-Focused Thinking: A Path to Creative Decisionmaking. The standard way of thinking about decisions is backwards, says Ralph Keeney: people focus first on identifying alternatives rather than on articulating values/5.

Value-Focused Thinking. The standard way of thinking about decisions is backwards, says Ralph Keeney: people focus first on identifying alternatives rather than on articulating values. A problem. Value-focused thinking: a path to creative decisionmaking.

Ralph L. Keeney. Harvard University Press, - Business & Economics - pages. 0 Reviews. The standard way of thinking about. Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research: Data Mining, Data Envelopment Analysis, Value Focused Thinking focuses on bridging and unifying these three different methodologies in order to bring them together in a unified volume for the information systems community.

Personally, I believe that Keeney's book "Value Focused thinking" is more intuitive and day-to-day oriented, but the bulk of the theory is presented in this earlier book.

So if you like math and economics, you should try this book first. This is a very good book grounded in Cited by: Value-Focused Thinking: Providing Structure in Soft Personnel Problems to Enhance Mentoring, Discussion, and Decisions 5a.

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Value-Focused Thinking: A Path to Creative Decisionmaking Thinking: A Path to Creative Decisionmaking By Ralph L. Keeney Harvard University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. pages. The standard way of thinking about decisions is backwards, says Ralph Keeney: people focus first.

Value-Focused Thinking: a chapter-by-chapter summary 1. Thinking about Values 2. The Framework of Value-Focused Thinking 3. Identifying and Structuring Objectives 4. Measuring the Achievement of Objectives 5. Quantifying Objectives with a Value Model 6.

Uncovering Hidden Objectives 7. Creating Alternatives for a Single Decisionmaker 8. Applying Value-Focused Thinking. Decisions are made with the purpose of achieving something, which is defined by the values for the given decision. Objectives specify those values in detail.

Value-focused thinking. ”The standard way of thinking about decisions is backwards people focus first on identifying alternatives rather than on articulating values”. Values are what we care about. They should be the.

driving force for our decision Size: 1MB. Table of Contents “ Value-Focused Thinking clearly demonstrates the problems occurring in commercial and other organizations as a result of restricting decision choice to the available alternatives (alternative-focused thinking), rather than starting by considering what it is intended to achieve (value-focused thinking).

” — The Observer. [ Value-Focused Thinking] is both an inspired and inspiring book. It is also a rarity among academic and business texts: it is a 'damn good read.' Keeney writes well, arguing his case clearly in the abstract and illustrating it through numerous interesting and pertinent examplesSimon French "Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis "5/5(8).

This book argues for focusing on values (goals/objectives) when making decisions, as opposed to the more usual alternative-focused decisionmaking. The basic idea seems good.

Alternative-focused thinking draws our attention away from our values and discourages us from creatively generating new possibilities to /5. Value-Focused Thinking by Ralph L. Keeney,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(38).

[Value-Focused Thinking] is both an inspired and inspiring book. It is also a rarity among academic and business texts: it is a 'damn good read.' Keeney writes well, arguing his case clearly in the abstract and illustrating it through numerous interesting and pertinent examples.

The Hardcover of the Value-Focused Thinking: A Path to Creative Decisionmaking by Ralph L. Keeney at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages: Value-Focused Thinking A Path to Creative Decisionmaking.

Ralph L. Keeney. Add to Cart Product Details. PAPERBACK. $ • £ • € ISBN Publication Date: 02/01/ Short. pages. Find at a Library» Cite This Book. An incisive, applicable contribution to the art and science of decisionmaking, Value-Focused Thinking will be extremely useful to anyone from consultants and managers to systems analysts and students.

Length: pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English 60 Kindle Books for $2 each 5/5(8). The standard way of thinking about decisions is backwards, says Ralph Keeney: people focus first on identifying alternatives rather than on articulating values.

A problem arises and people react, placing the emphasis on mechanics and fixed choices instead of on the objectives that give decisionmaking its meaning. In this book, Keeney shows how recognizing and articulating fundamental values. : Value-Focused Thinking: A Path to Creative Decisionmaking () by Keeney, Ralph L.

and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at /5(38). Book Review Value‐focused thinking: A path to creative decision making, Keeney, R. L., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,ISBN 0‐‐‐1 Simon FrenchCited by: 2.

Value-Focused Thinking This book explains how recognizing and articulating fundamental values leads to the identification of decision opportunities and the creation of better alternatives in business, government, and personal contexts. The original contribution of the value-focused process engineering methodology lies in the integration of the best aspects of event-process driven chains and the value-focused thinking within a single model, in a way that preserves the strengths of the respective models while facilitating the emergence of new properties that satisfy goal.

“Value-Focused Thinking: Identifying Decision Opportunities and Creating Alternatives”, European Journal of Operational Research, 92,“Using Values in Operations Research”, Operations Research, 42, Value-focused thinking and decision analysis techniques are used to rank the target sets according to decision maker preferences and the overall objectives for achieving a network disruption.

Value-focused thinking describes and illustrates concepts and procedures for creating better alternatives for your decision problems, identifying decision opportunities more appealing than the decision problems that confront you, and articulating and using your fundamental values to guide and integrate your decisionmaking by:   The chapter provides an overview of the value-focused thinking (VFT) methodology.

Its main purpose is to introduce the reader to the major concepts of this methodology, particularly those that are relevant to the chapter that involves the use of VFT.

It also discusses previous applications of the VFT methodology in information systems by: 1. With value-focused thinking, the initial thinking in any decision situation is about values, meaning anything that you really care about in this decision situation.

Identifying and understanding the full set of values relevant to any major decision form the basis for conducting all aspects of a quality decision process and for informed decision. Professor Ralph L. Keeney is a Professor Emeritus in the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC and in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke received his PhD from MIT in operations research.

He is the author of numerous articles and several books, three which are directly relevant to this course: Value-Focused Thinking, Decisions with Multiple Objectives with H. Raiffa, and Smart. Ralph L. Keeney has made significant contributions to the fields of decision analysis and value-focused thinking.

He is a consultant, an award winning author, and a. I refer to this manner of thinking as value- foCused thinking.

This paper is an overview of the main concepts and procedures of value-focused thinking. Full details are in Keeney (). Value-focused thinking is a way to channel a critical resource - hard thinking - to lead to better /96/$ Elsevier Science by: Analyzing Effective Supplier-Quality-Management Practices Using Simple Multiattribute Rating Technique and Value-Focused Thinking Journal of Management in Engineering, Vol.

32, No. 1 Application of Value Focused Thinking and Fuzzy Systems to Assess System ArchitectureCited by:   Thirteen years ago he penned a book, still in print, called Value-Focused Thinking: A Path to Creative Decision-Making, which says that most.

Value-Focused Thinking is a two-and-a-half-day course that will present the basic foundations of value-focused decision making and the evaluation of decisions involving multiple objectives.

Value-focused decision making includes concepts and procedures to identify and address the critical softer aspects of making sound important decisions.

Brainstorming can be a useful technique to create alternatives for complex decisions. To enhance the quality and innovativeness of the created alternatives, value-focused brainstorming incorporates two features of value-focused thinking into the traditional brainstorming by: Get this from a library.

Value-focused thinking: a path to creative decisionmaking. [Ralph L Keeney] -- This text argues that in decision-making a focus should be placed on the bottom-line objectives that give it its meaning. It states that through recognizing and articulating fundamental values. Get this from a library.

Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research: data mining, data envelopment analysis, value focused thinking. [Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson;]. Focuses on applying the non-traditional information systems research techniques of data mining, data envelopment analysis and value focused thinking ; The methodologies covered can be used on their own or in a hybrid manner with many of the traditional research methods, with examples included in the book on how to apply hybrid approaches.