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Worth a Second Look? Exploring the Power of Post-Mortems on Post-Mortems

Kennedy’s observation notwithstanding, organizational scholars have afforded considerable attention to explicating the antecedents of organizational decisions, especially those that have proven particularly catastrophic or costly (Janis, 1982). The aim of such research is to shed light on precisely those dark and tangled stretches where consequential decisions are evaluated and executed-with sometimes disastrous effects.