Accession Number:

ADA031654

Title:

The Impact of Computer-Based Decision Aids on Organization Structure in the Task Force Staff.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Sep 75-31 Aug 76,

Corporate Author:

CACI INC-FEDERAL ARLINGTON VA POLICY SCIENCES DIV

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

260.0

Abstract:

This report develops a set of operational hypotheses concerning the potential impact of computer-based tactical decision aids on task force command organization structure. Empirical and theoretical literature on this topic is surveyed, but yields inconclusive results. A descriptive and prescriptive contingency model of organization structure is developed to project organization structures that maximize decision aids exploitation. The model is applied to task force decision environments and effective organization structures are derived. Case studies of four Navy organizations are also described.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE