Title

Rethinking participative decision making: A refinement of the propensity for participative decision making scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Abstract

Revisits Parnell and Bell's arguments that managers have different propensities for participative decision making (PPDM) and develops a modified scale to measure the construct which includes commitment and cultural components. Specifically, findings suggest that a manager's PPDM is a function of four core factors: beliefs concerning the effectiveness of participation, perceptions about the effect of participation on the manager's power, the culture of the organization in which the manager operates, and the presence of a genuine commitment to participative decision making.

Publication Title

Personnel Review

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