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Management Science is creating a Judgment and Decision Making department
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Consumer Behavior Researchers,
I’m writing with what I think is exciting news for researchers interested in judgment, decision making, and allied topics: The journal Management Science is creating a Judgment and Decision Making department. The department’s focus includes many topics at the heart of consumer behavior, such as choice under uncertainty, inter-temporal choice; tradeoffs and difficult decisions; self-control and self-regulation; assessments of well-being; and considerations of fairness.
I will be the department editor, and our excellent and diverse team of associate editors includes both marketing scholars, Shane Frederick, Francesca Gino, Uri Simonsohn, and Gal Zauberman, and experts from closely-related fields, Nick Chater, Rick Larrick, Maurice Schweitzer, Neil Stewart, Elke Weber, Paul Windschitl, and George Wu.
The department’s editorial statement is below. Further information about Management Science is available via
I encourage you to consider Management Science as an outlet for your research!
The Judgment and Decision Making department seeks papers that investigate the beliefs and preferences of individuals and small groups. Papers should be empirically-oriented. New findings should be presented against the backdrop of prior findings or rigorous models. New theories should integrate extant findings. The department is especially interested in analyses that draw on psychological accounts of beliefs and preferences. Relevant psychological accounts may implicate perceptual, cognitive, affective, or social factors.
Paper topics should clearly connect to real-world managerial decisions. Specific topics of interest include but are certainly not limited to: prediction; assessments of confidence; perceptions of randomness, judgments of covariation and causation; hypothesis testing; counterfactual reasoning; optimism and pessimism; risk perception, choice under uncertainty, intertemporal choice; self-control and self-regulation; resolution of tradeoffs or conflicting objectives; the evaluation of outcomes and decisions; reference points; debiasing; well-being; small group dynamics; negotiation and strategic interaction; power and status; morality, fairness, ethics, and justice; and considerations of rationality.
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