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Value-Focused Thinking

A Path to Creative Decisionmaking

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674931985

Publication Date: 02/01/1996

Short

432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

46 line illustrations, 32 tables

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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

Outstanding… Innovative thinking.Decision Analysis Newsletter

[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

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