Who invented determinants

The determinants of the decision: a system

Basics of Organization pp 70-81 | Cite as

  • Helmut Laux
  • Felix Liermann
Part of the Heidelberger Lehrtexte Wirtschaftswwissenschaften book series (HLW)


Organizational measures are used to control decisions made by subordinate members of the organization (decision-makers) by a superior authority. The control always takes place in such a way that the characteristics of certain "decision determinants" are influenced (cf. Liermann, 1982, p. 59 f .; Frese, 1987, p.173 ff.). In this chapter a system of such determinants is developed, whereby a distinction is made between primary and secondary determinants. When determining the catalog of “primary determinants” (Section 2), we can directly tie in with the building blocks of a decision model that were discussed in Chapter II. The characteristics of the primary determinants in turn depend on certain influencing factors, which we call "secondary determinants" (Section 3). There are numerous dependencies between the characteristics of the primary and secondary determinants (Section 4). Phenomena such as “experience” and “power” can be specified with the help of the decision determinants explained above (Sections 5 and 6).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Laux
  • Felix Liermann
  1. 1. Chair for Organizational TheoryJohann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany