INFORMATION PROCESSING POTENTIALS IN LARGE-SCALE OPERATIONS.
Summary rept., Oct 62-Jun 66,
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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In the study of large organizations, the information, communication, and governing processes have been extremely difficult to formulate. Towards such a formulation, the strategy of the Leviathan studies has been to pursue two lines of attack--theoretical formlization and computer-based simulation. By these means, Leviathan research has studied the interrelationships between 1 executive policy making and control and 2 system performance of large organizations, within 3 experimentally controlled laboratory environments. In answer to the challenge of markedly enhanced computer capabilities just now being made available, practical and theoretical advances have been made in formalizing the communication and governing process in large organizations. These advanced formulations and their significance are explained. Author
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