Accession Number : AD0708743

Title :   AN EXPLORATION OF THE CONCEPT OF LOGISTICS: A CONSTITUTIVE APPROACH.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE COLL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Rider,Graham Wharton

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 224

Abstract : Constructs, or idea symbols, of logistics were developed at three levels of definition: as a socio-economic function; as a set of system processes; and as a set of work-functions. Three such definitions were developed. Research of secondary data developed constructs which constituted two explanatory definitions: business logistics and military logistics. The survey of university professors developed a third definition which was used for comparative purposes. In essence, the three represented differing philosophies of logistics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, PHILOSOPHY), CLASSIFICATION, MILITARY OPERATIONS, COMMERCE, PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, UNIVERSITIES, STANDARDS, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE