Managers' decisional profiles : a survey with Brazilian, French and American executive MBA students

Henrique FREITAS


This paper presents the main results from an exploratory study whose goal was to identify the individual perception on the decision-making process. The methodology used was a survey based on the respondents' personal opinion. A comparative study was conducted in Brazil, France and the USA. Data were collected through a set of 3 instruments of qualitative nature, with a non-probabilistic sample of 285 people (approximatelly 100 individuals in each one of the 3 countries). The present work explores decisional perception, emphasizing the method and the qualitative data analysis process. As main results, different decisional profiles, as well as a comparison of the different perceptions (Brazilian, French and American) were outlined.


Decision-making process;Qualitative analysis;Managerial profiles


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