Accession Number:

ADA101103

Title:

An Application of Living Systems Theory to Combat Models.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

This thesis proposes a framework for icorporating organizational aspects in combat models. It begins by explaining Dr. James G. Millers Living Systems Theory LST as a possible framework. Included in this discussion is a review of the basic nature and potential of LST. A review of the Armys involvement with LST and its present status is discussed. Recommendations are made for supplemental research which may help to develop this framework for the Army. A review explains present combat model limitations for describing organizational phenomena in combat. Finally, a methodology is proposed to integrate the results of LST into combat models of the future. Included as an Appendix, is a discussion of General Systems Theory which will help to explain the basis for LST. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE