Re: Commitment LO276

Mariann Jelinek (
Tue, 28 Feb 1995 09:22:54 -0500

Replying to LO238 --

Eric Bohlman's comments on commitment raise some interesting issues --
Lengthy quotes suggested that many instances of "commitment" problems are
really difficulties of understanding or difficulties of inadequate problem
definition. Problem formulation's a key element: if you're solving a
"problem" that isn't what's wrong, you may be getting great moral outrage
or superiority benefits, without improving the underlying, "real" problem.
(Reminds me of the current political process . all that posturing, and so
little real progress .)

Mariann Jelinek
Richard C. Kraemer Professor of Business
Graduate School of Business,
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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