HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 6 no. 1 (2013)

Decision-making Styles of CSU College Deans: A Case of Managerial Ethics

Loraine Suyu-tattao

Discipline: Management



The decision-making style of Cagayan State University’s middle managers (college deans) is crucial in the process of its development. Thus, this study investigated the decision-making style of the deans and the managerial ethics using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The study included 15 college deans and 229 faculty members. It utilized standardized and self-made questionnaires and interview guide. Results showed that the majority of the deans displayed moderate risk-taking behavior and normative decision-making style. They displayed high risk-taking behavior in loading and promotion; they used thinker decision-making style and beneficence as managerial ethics. The position of the deans is situated in such a way that there is pressure from above (from top management) and from below (subordinates). They are caught in a dilemma on how to bring organizational results or show loyalty to the top officials who designated them and one hand, how to maintain smooth interpersonal relationship with their subordinates.