TITLE

RECONCEPTUALIZING THE DETERMINANTS OF RISK BEHAVIOR

AUTHOR(S)
Sitkin, Sim B; Pablo, Amy L.
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Jan1992, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Past research has resulted in contradictory findings concerning the effect of risk on decision-making behavior in organizations. This article proposes a model that reconciles these unresolved contradictions by examining the usefulness of placing risk propensity and risk perception in a more central role than has been previously recognized. Based on this analysis, it is posited that risk propensity dominates both the actual and perceived characteristics of the situation as a determinant of risk behavior. Propositions derived from the conceptual model provide an agenda for future research on individual risk behavior in organizational settings.
ACCESSION #
4279564

 

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