Art & Science of Negotiation (The)How to Resolve Conflicts and Get the Best Out of Bargaining

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Howard Raiffa

Winner of the 1985 Leo Melamed Prize of the Journal of Business for the most significant published work by a faculty member in a school of business in the preceding two years.

 

Whether you are selling a house, closing a business deal, settling a divorce, arbitrating a land dispute, or trying to hammer out an international treat, The Art and Science of Negotiation will measurably improve your negotiating skills. This is a sophisticated book directed to lawyers, labor arbitrators, business executives, college deans, diplomats, and many other professionals. Using a vast array of specific cases and clear, helpful diagrams, Raiffa not only elucidates step-by-step processes of negotiation but also translates this deeper understanding into practical guidelines.

“A timely, practical, and appropriate guide to cooperation and competition.” – Harry Levinson, The Levinson Institute

“A quantum leap forward in the state of the art…[Raiffa] employs a classroom wizard’s mastery over the hypothetical question to analyze in lively case studies and problems the essential characteristics of various forms of interactive competitive bargaining.” – American Bar Association Journal

“Raiffa deftly weaves together case-style vignettes of negotiation situations with a few analytical threads drawn from the theory of games, decision making under uncertainty, and fair division. Written with clarity and verve while avoiding technicalities, it strikes a nice balance between analysis and anecdote.” – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

“Tightly written, eminently readable, and containing many usable examples, it is bound to be a valuable resource book for years to come.” – Journal of the American Planning Association

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Howard Raiffa is Frank Plumpton Ramsay Professor of Managerial economics and a member of the Faculty of Government, Harvard University.

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If you select the hard copy option, you will receive paper copies of this role simulation via the shipping method you select.

For additional information about the soft copy option, please visit our FAQ section, or contact the PON Teaching Negotiation Resource Center at tnrc@law.harvard.edu or 800-258-4406 (within the U.S.) or 301-528-2676 (outside the U.S.).

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To order multiple copies of a role simulation for use in a course or workshop, simply enter the total number of participants in the box next to “Quantity.” There is no need to calculate how many of each role is required.

If you are ordering hard copies, the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center will calculate the appropriate numbers of each role to provide, based on the total number of participants. For example, if you wish to order a 2-party role simulation for use with a class of 30 students, you would enter “30” in the box next to “Quantity.” You then would receive 15 copies of one role and 15 copies of the other role, for use with your 30 participants. As another example, if you ordered 30 participant copies of a 6-party role simulation, you would receive 5 copies of each role.

In the event that the number of participant copies you order is not evenly divisible by the number of roles in the simulation, you will receive extra copies of one or more roles. Participants receiving the extra roles may partner with other participants playing the same role, thus negotiating as a team. So, for instance, if you ordered 31 copies of a 2-party role simulation, you would receive 15 copies of the first role and 16 copies of the second role. One of the participants playing the second role would partner with another participant playing that same role, and the two would negotiate as a team.