Accession Number:

AD0699334

Title:

INSTITUTIONAL SELF-ORGANIZATION. EXPLOITATION OF RECENT ADVANCES IN THE PRESCRIPTIVE SCIENCES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

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Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The rampant acceleration of scientific advance and technological change that seems to be required for national preeminence unfortunately entails disconcerting human consequences explosive increases in cultural complexity with ominous possibilities for massive social disruption. The attainment of social adaptivity, as an ideal resolution of this situation, can be predicated only on the basis of sophisticated improvements of rational control throughout the hierarchical range of institutional decision making. Recent advances in the management sciences, when exploited in an institutional version of a self- organizing system, constitute promising theoretical resources for extending the present scope of rational decision. A feasible design for a national administrative research agency is put forward, in concept, as an institutional prototype embodying the innovative organizational format needed to connect theoretical resources with practical aspects of social problem solving. The significance of this prototype lies in its implication for a deliberately self- transforming society, a purposefully adaptive version of the social order.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE