Emotional intelligence or intellectual
Decision making, Emotion

Affect and strategic decision making

Kevin Daniels explores how negative emotions could alter the way managers make major decisions about their organisations.

18 January 1999

The aim of this article is to show how the psychology of affect — specifically anxiety and depression — can help us understand strategic decision making in organisations. This is an important phenomenon, as strategic management involves developing the long-term direction and objectives of the entire organisation (Johnson & Scholes, 1993; Hickson et al., 1986).

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