Executive Decision - The Business Management Game

Executive Decision

The Business Management Game

3M Company - 1971
2-6 Players


Executive Decision is another of the 3M company's business simulation games. In it, the players represent the heads of large corporations. On each turn, the players make bids for quantities of "raw materials" (Standard, Fine and Extra Fine) and determine how many units of each "product" (A, B and C) they intend to produce. The price they pay for raw materials and the amount they receive for their products fluctuates according to rules of supply and demand. After a pre-determined number of turns the game ends and the player who has made the most profit wins.

As a business simulation the game is quite abstract and simplified. Different products require different combinations of raw materials but the number of types of raw materials and possible products are limited. The only factor which affects price is supply and demand and the only influences there are the players themselves. No outside influences or competition exist. By leaving out the question of customer acceptance (for example) the game model is simplified but as any business knows it is possible to produce a product that no one wants to buy even with no competition. The game is a fairly interesting economic simulation as it is but the simplifications made make it less realistic than it would like you to believe.

8 comments on Executive Decision:

Ray at May 6, 2011 10:47 said:
I have the game never use looking to find how much it
is worth.
Thank You
Lee at June 24, 2010 16:08 said:
Can't find instructions for 3m Executive Decision. Help!
Bill at July 13, 2009 05:03 said:
There is a more up-to-date game played on line now at www.sharemonopoly.com
Jay at February 2, 2009 20:49 said:
Get instructions for this and many other board games at Boardgamegeek.com
anne at November 19, 2008 03:22 said:
I also search the instructions !
tanveer at April 16, 2008 01:31 said:
great to know this
Liz at March 29, 2008 18:35 said:
Where can I get a copy of the instructins?
steve at December 23, 2007 22:37 said:

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