
Accession Number : AD0721691
Title : A NonConvex Goal Programming Model for Decentralizing a Firm.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Charnes,A. ; Collomb,B.
Report Date : DEC 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : The paper presents a model which includes the salient features of decentralization problems and behavior by a twolevel goalprogramming approach. The fact that it turns out to be a nonconvex programming problem is of interest, both for the managerial implications and the mathematical problems involved. The technique used to reach a solution, or some similar methods, seems to have a good potential for the solution of other nonconvex problems, like those which arise from chanceconstrained programming when zeroorder decision rules are used, or other types of dynamic planning which involve decomposition of goals over time similar to the decomposition between units dealt with here. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ECONOMICS), DECISION THEORY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COSTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Operations Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE