Accession Number : AD0606359

Title :   THE PROSPECTS OF A UNIFIED THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Helmer,Olaf

Report Date : 03 APR 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Despite the success of numerous sporadic efforts in the study of organizations, there is at present no unified theory of organizations. This would require a clear-cut conceptual apparatus and a methodology for prediction. To achieve the former within the foreseeable future it might be wise to tie into the existing terminology of game theory; the latter may require taking a new look at the psychological problems involved and introducing something like an operations research approach to them. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, SOCIOLOGY), (*SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, SOCIOLOGY), (*SOCIOLOGY, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), GAME THEORY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, THEORY, DECISION MAKING, GROUP DYNAMICS, STANDARDS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE