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Keil, Mark; Mann, Joan; Rai, Arun: Why Software Projects Escalate - An Empirical Analysis and Test of Four Theoretical Models; in: MIS Quarterly, Vol. 24 (2000), No. 4, pp. 631-664. The authors describe that: "Software projects can often spiral out of control to become ‘runaway systems’…".  Keil et al. define escalation behaviour as constantly adding resources to the project.  Thus escalated projects typically overrun their schedule and budget.  The authors describe the case of the Statewide Automated Child Support System (SACSS) of California’s Dept. of Social Services.  The project ...
—that individuals rely on to understand and respond to events. In simpler terms, people have, through their lifetimes, built series of mental emotional filters. They use these filters to make sense of the world. The choices they then make are influenced by their frame or emotional filters. In psychology, framing is influenced by the background of a context choice and the way in which the question is worded (see Framing effect (psychology) ). To clarify: When one seeks to explain an event, the understanding often depends on the frame referred to. If a friend rapidly closes and opens an eye, we will respond very differently ...
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Increasingly, the notion that updating antitrust policy with the insights of behavioral economics would significantly improve matters for consumers.   Others have called for more major surgery, favoring an outright rejection of the current economic foundation of antitrust policy — and especially the portions of the foundation “Made in Chicago” — in favor of a new regime based on behavioral economics.  There are plenty of antitrust scholars who’ve begun to make this case, with perhaps Professor Stucke having been the most prolific on this score.  And behavioral economics has provided the intellectual ... market research, surveys and trends
The Greater Fool Theory: Managing and Modeling Risk - The Finance ...
The most dramatic financial meltdown since the Great Depression occurred despite recent advances in risk management techniques. Because of a fervent but unfounded belief in some quarters that VaR (value at risk) measures worst-case scenarios, financial institutions were exposed to crippling losses when VaR models failed to anticipate the extent of potential price movements, in some cases by whole orders of magnitude.   Regulators, bank executives, and risk managers may now be tempted to reject the VaR construct as a theory that has, at best, a tenuous connection to reality. But they need to examine whether the methodology ... market research, surveys and trends

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PROSPECT THEORY AS THEORETICAL CONSTRUCT

Endowment effects? “Even” with half a million on the table!
May 20, 2009 ... theoretical prediction is driven by the assumption of loss aversion. ... Although prospect theory does not specify the location of a ..... sion making under risk using lotteries with outcomes as high as half a million euros. ... always construct identical risky lotteries over cash prizes or physical ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
As in Margo and Siegfried, Seigfried and Sanderson assert that the ...
economics degrees were at a relative high of 2.3 percent of all U.S. .... With the exception of theoretical work on screening and signaling and the role of ... In the 1970s, Tversky and Kahneman set out to construct a theory to explain the ... their “prospect theory,” as used in “behavioral economics” today. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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prospect theory as theoretical construct
Journal of Business & Economic Research – January 2007. Volume 5, Number 1. Using Curvilinear Spline Regression. To Empirically Test Relationships ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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models of risky decision making such as prospect theory as well as ... beyond its role as an explanatory theoretical construct in finance theory and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Externalities, Prospect Theory, and Social Construction: When Will ...
prospect theory, and social construction—can add to the current theoretical views of problem definition, agenda access, and policy design. This per- ...
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