Policy Capturing of Management Personnel through Project-Selection Decision Making in an Air Force Research and Development Laboratory.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Policy capturing was used in this research to model the project-selection decision making behavior of individual managers in an Air Force RD Laboratory environment. The managers were partitioned by management level, division, and type of laboratory project. Models were formulated for these groups to determine if consensus existed among them. The policy capturing instrument was constructed based on six factors that were identified by interviews with the laboratory managers. These factors were Cost-Benefit Ratio, Technical Merit, Resource Availability, Likelihood of Success, Time Period, and Air Force Need. The instrument required the managers to make 32 decisions concerning hisher support or non-support of 32 hypothetical RD projects.
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