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Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems


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Series Editor Introduction by Wendelin Kupers Foreword by David Rooney Introduction 1: Wisdom from Ancient Philosophy to Modern Psychology 2: Understanding Practical Wisdom in Business and Management: An Inter-disciplinary Perspective 3: Organizational Problems: Why Decision Situations Can be More Wicked than We Think 4: Trapped in the Past, Dealing with the Future: The Role of Knowledge in Dealing with Decision Situations 5: Big Data and Analytics: Is It a Game Changer for Decision Making? 6: Decision Making, the Core of What Managers Do 7: Wisdom Aspects in the Management Context 8: Wise Management Decision Making 9: The Path to Management Wisdom

About the Author

Ali Intezari is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. His work has appeared in journals such as the Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Knowledge Management . David Pauleen is a Professor in Technology Management at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Management Information Systems, Sloan Management Review and Journal of Business Ethics.


"The intent behind business intelligence, big data, analytics, and the like was always to improve decision-making, but the connection to effective and wise decisions has, until this book, been poorly understood. This deep but highly readable volume finally brings purpose to our efforts to make sense of data." - Thomas H. Davenport, President's Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College, Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Senior Advisor to Deloitte's Analytics and Cognitive Practice

"Wisdom is rarely discussed in business, but Intezari and Pauleen present a new perspective needed for business today. With big data and analytics, decision making edges towards the province of computational analysis and artificial intelligence. The authors present a different approach from psychological research and philosophy of wisdom. Practical wisdom considers the importance of human flourishing in decision making requiring social and emotional intelligence. They argue that wise management is important for business, offering guidelines for developing the perspective taking, empathy, self-regulation, and reflection that wisdom requires, presenting the strong case that the wicked problems of managers may be best addressed through wisdom." - Howard C. Nusbaum, Stella M. Rowley, Professor of Psychology and Director Center for Practical Wisdom, The University of Chicago

"Intezari and Pauleen have made a valuable contribution to management literature with this new book on wise decision making. Their aim is to aEURO provide an integral and practical framework for incorporating wisdom into business and management practices in both the private and public sectors...Finally, it should be noted that the book is well set out, with clear diagrams and extensive use of tables. The ebook edition also includes hyperlinks for ease of movement throughout the text...This book will be of most interest to business students and professionals, business faculty course developers and management consultants. It would be a worthwhile addition to every business school library." - Adrian Farrell,

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