Accession Number : AD0755490

Title :   An Organizational Planning and Control Model Incorporating Timespan of Discretion.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HUMAN FACTORS IN TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Kvalseth,Tarald O. ; Crossman,Edward R. F. W.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 182

Abstract : Literature relating to production and managerial control system modeling is reviewed, and a nested multilevel structure is developed to account for observed features of organization. Elliott Jaques' theory of time-span of discretion is reviewed, formalized and incorporated into this model. Empirical validation based on studies conducted in one private and one naval organization is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ORGANIZATIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INDUSTRIES, NAVY, DECISION MAKING, CYBERNETICS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE