Assume you are a manager in a large Middle East manufacturing organization. You have been asked to consider outsourcing a division of the organization to another country.

  • Describe the steps you would take in evaluating this decision.
  • Explore whether or not you would use prescriptive or descriptive decision-making and explain your reasoning.
  • Evaluate the critical thinking skills you believe would be necessary to make this decision.

You must demonstrate your ability to describe the steps you would take in the decision-making process rather than merely providing an answer to this scenario. Your paper should be well-crafted, demonstrate careful development of thought, and exhibit critical thinking skill as appropriate to graduate level academic writing. Further, providing a narrative is not enough. You must tie in the concepts gained in the course and integrate those concepts throughout the main body of your discussion.


Your paper should be 6-7 pages long, double-spaced, and formatted according to APA style guidelines. Use at least three peer-reviewed scholarly sources and information from your module to support your decision.


Resources must be included from the book: Bazerman, M. H., & Moore, D. A. (2013). Judgment in Managerial Decision Making (8th Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.