Journal: Business Ethics
Author: Akyürek, Çagdas Erkan; Sawalha, Raya; Ide, Sina
Making and implementing decisions are central functions of management (Ozcan, 2005).
Decision making is the process of analyzing alternatives to reduce uncertainty about achieving
a desired outcome, with the best effect on the organization. Timelines, methodological
considerations, interpretations of value for money, explication of social values, stakeholder
engagement and accountability for reasonableness are main issues surrounding the decision
making process (Stafinski et al., 2011). Consideration of social and organizational dimensions
of context is critical in optimizing the quality decision making (Smith, Higgs & Ellis, 2015).
The decision makers’ thinking processes included: vision, political astuteness, being tactical,
being strategic, due diligence, and risk management; and the ethical processes included:
respect for diverse opinions, integrity and trust, democracy, impact of policies, passion
for public service, and intuition about doing the right thing. Strong face validity and
trust worthiness of the data was achieved to inform future research (Jiwani, 2011).