Accession Number:

AD0636175

Title:

DECISIONS, COMMUNICATION, AND ORGANIZATION.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The paper describes how mathematical models can be used in the theory of organization. Authority relationships are used to develop a canonical form of organization. Communication constraints on the canonical form are shown. A stratified organization, used when a canonical form cannot be used to satisfy the constraints, is described. Organizational effects of varying communication load and a sequential decision process model are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE