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The effect of authority and option frames on resource allocation decisions: Using prospect theory to predict choices and expressed justifications and advocate creative solutions.

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dc.contributor.author Drury, Meghann en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-09T16:53:19Z en
dc.date.available 2010-12-09T16:53:19Z en
dc.date.issued 2009-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Drury, M. L., & Roloff, M. E. (2009). The effect of authority and option frames on resource allocation decisions: Using prospect theory to predict choices and expressed justifications and advocate creative solutions. Communication Quarterly, 57(1), 85 - 103. en
dc.identifier.issn 0146-3373 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1491 en
dc.description.abstract Changing conditions often require authority figures to develop options for reallocating resources. Based on Prospect Theory, this study predicted that individuals exposed to gain frames or in authority roles would prefer risk-averse options and construct messages expressing desire to avoid risks, whereas those exposed to loss frames or in less powerful roles would prefer risk-taking options and express a desire to take risks. In this experiment, gain frames and being authority figures increased preferences for budget-cutting options with risk-averse options, whereas loss frames and limited authority increased preferences for risk-taking options and the likelihood that individuals advocated creative solutions. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject Authority en
dc.subject Change management en
dc.subject Decision making en
dc.subject Power en
dc.subject Prospect theory en
dc.subject Risk communication en
dc.subject Risk preference en
dc.subject Enterprise Agility en
dc.title The effect of authority and option frames on resource allocation decisions: Using prospect theory to predict choices and expressed justifications and advocate creative solutions. en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/01463370802664735 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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