Accession Number : AD0615416

Title :   QUASI-RATIONAL MODELS OF BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATION RESEARCH.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Charnes,A. ; Stedry,A. C.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Two approaches to organization theory having origins in economic theory are investigated for their relevance to problems of organization control. A third approach is explored via the construction of quasi-rational models of goal oriented behavior, incorporating features of both of the others. The need for such models is discussed as well as their general relevance to the pursuit of knowledge of the description and design of organization control systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MODEL THEORY), (*BEHAVIOR, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE