Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Decision Rules
      Priority Setting
      Satisficing
      Thermostat
      Controlled Markov Process.
      Attention
    • Abstract:
      Time is one of the more salient constraints on managerial behavior. This constraint may be very taxing in high-velocity environments where managers have to attend to many tasks simultaneously. Earlier work by Radner (1976) proposed models based on notions of the thermostat or "putting out fires" to guide managerial time and effort allocation among tasks. We link these ideas to the issue of the level of complexity of the tasks to be attended to while alluding to the sequential versus parallel modes of processing. We develop a stochastic model to analyze the behavior of a manager who has to attend to a few short-term processes while attempting to devote as much time as possible to the pursuit of a long-term project. A major aspect of this problem is how the manager deals with interruptions. Different rules of attention allocation are proposed, and their implications to managerial behavior are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      INFORMS: Institute for Operations Research (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
    • Author Affiliations:
      1Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, 44 W. 4th Street, 7-60, New York, New York 10012-1126.
    • ISSN:
      0025-1909
    • Accession Number:
      5162762
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SESHADRI, S.; SHAPIRA, Z. Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions. Management Science, [s. l.], v. 47, n. 5, p. 647, 2001. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=5162762. Acesso em: 23 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Seshadri S, Shapira Z. Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions. Management Science. 2001;47(5):647. Accessed November 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=5162762
    • APA:
      Seshadri, S., & Shapira, Z. (2001). Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions. Management Science, 47(5), 647.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Seshadri, Sridhar, and Zur Shapira. 2001. “Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions.” Management Science 47 (5): 647. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=5162762.
    • Harvard:
      Seshadri, S. and Shapira, Z. (2001) ‘Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions’, Management Science, 47(5), p. 647. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=5162762 (Accessed: 23 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Seshadri, S & Shapira, Z 2001, ‘Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions’, Management Science, vol. 47, no. 5, p. 647, viewed 23 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Seshadri, Sridhar, and Zur Shapira. “Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions.” Management Science, vol. 47, no. 5, May 2001, p. 647. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=5162762.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Seshadri, Sridhar, and Zur Shapira. “Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions.” Management Science 47, no. 5 (May 2001): 647. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=5162762.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Seshadri S, Shapira Z. Managerial Allocation of Time and Effort: The Effects of Interruptions. Management Science [Internet]. 2001 May [cited 2020 Nov 23];47(5):647. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=iih&AN=5162762