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Journal Article

Information Processing Behavior and Estimating Accuracy in Operations Management

John R. Adams and Lloyd A. Swanson
The Academy of Management Journal
Vol. 19, No. 1 (Mar., 1976), pp. 98-110
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/255450
Page Count: 13
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Abstract

The estimation process was investigated to determine what personal and situational factors influence the accuracy of estimates in an operational environment. The primary conclusion is that in spite of outside uncontrollable variables, the accuracy of estimates is largely determined by factors which are controllable by the estimator and by management.

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