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Alam, Monzurul, 2013. The strategic decision making process and influence of personality : six case studies of farms in Sweden. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



Decision making is very critical to any organization’s success. This paper studies the strategic decision making processes in five farms and one forest plant school farm, and the individual personality of the managers. The question is whether personalities of the managers play any role in their decision making. To understand the decision making process and managers’ personality, case studies were done in six rural farms in the Uppsala region in Sweden. The results suggest that managers use both the intuitive and analytical approaches in the decision making, and that personality play a part in their decision making behavior. However, other factors such as farms’ organization, managers’ formal education etc, also influence the decision making behavior of the managers.

Main title:The strategic decision making process and influence of personality
Subtitle:six case studies of farms in Sweden
Authors:Alam, Monzurul
Supervisor:Öhlmér, Bo
Examiner:Hakelius, Karin
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:773
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM002 Agricultural Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:decision making, manager’s personality, Swedish farms, rural firms
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Economics and management
Deposited On:05 Mar 2013 14:33
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