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Design Models for Hierarchical Organizations: Computation, Information, and Decentralization
     

Design Models for Hierarchical Organizations: Computation, Information, and Decentralization

by Richard M. Burton (Editor)
 

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Design Models for Hierarchical Organizations: Computation, Information, and Decentralization provides state-of-the-art research on organizational design models, and in particular on mathematical models. Each chapter views the organization as an information processing entity. Thus, mathematical models are used to examine information flow and decision procedures,

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Design Models for Hierarchical Organizations: Computation, Information, and Decentralization provides state-of-the-art research on organizational design models, and in particular on mathematical models. Each chapter views the organization as an information processing entity. Thus, mathematical models are used to examine information flow and decision procedures, which in turn, form the basis for evaluating organization designs. Each chapters stands alone as a contribution to organization design and the modeling approach to design. Moreover, the chapters fit together and that totality gives us a good understanding of where we are with this approach to organizational design issues and where we should focus our research efforts in the future.

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Presents papers from a March 1994 conference held in Brussels, focusing on organizational design models, especially mathematical models, and viewing organizations as information processing entities. Section I, on mathematical programming models, hierarchy, and decentralization, describes approaches such as decomposition and aggregation algorithms. Section II examines hierarchical planning models and implications for design and information exchange. Section III looks at how the individual makes choices that create a structure. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780792396093
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/30/1995
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

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