Accession Number:

AD0608587

Title:

COMMUNICATION AND LARGE ORGANIZATIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-09-04

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

Leviathan, a method used for studying communication in large social organizations, is described. The Leviathan method comprises a theoretical framework, a system of computer programs, a series of experimental simulations in a laboratory, a repertory of experimental controls and quantitative measurements of organizational performance. Some of the advantages and experimental results of the Leviathan method are discussed. It is concluded that the entire area of organizational hierarchy and heterarchy and the wider complex area of the organization of human society is open to experimental investigation.

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE