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that have used management games as a vehicle for data collection.
The purpose of this research is to determine the relation-
ships between identifiable attributes of purchasing executives, and
their proficiency in decision making. Is there a direct relationship
between dec is ion-making ability and achieved success in the field of
purchasing? In order to answer this question, decision-making ability
was measured by the quality of decisions made in the management
game. Measures of decision quality were earnings per share, ability
John Michael Braasch, "Business Games, Programmed
Players, and Individual Decision-Making Profiles ,11 unpublished
doctoral dissertation, Department of Economics, University of
Minnesota, 1966; Robert Bigelow Desjardins, "An Investigation of
Decision Systems in a Complex Management Game, " unpublished doc-
toral dissertation, Department of Economics, The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1965; Clifford Frederick Gray, "A Compari-
son of Performance and Selected Personality Traits of Participants in
a Total Enterprise Business Game," unpublished doctoral disserta-
tion, Department of Economics, University of Oregon, 1966; Arnold
Frederick Haseley, "Information and Decision-Making in a Manage-
ment Game," unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of Eco-
nomics, Purdue University, 1966; Martin Ira Kurke, "Decision
Determinants in Multiple Choice Games," unpublished doctoral dis-
sertation, Department of Psychology, The American University, 1963;
Joe B. Keys, "An Investigation of the Types of Managerial Behavior
Elicited by Business Games by Use of the Critical Incident Method,"
unpublished doctoral dissertation, The University of Oklahoma, 1970.
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Ellis, Norman Dean, 1933-. The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game, dissertation, May 1973; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164597/m1/18/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .