Accession Number : AD0771316

Title :   A Program for a Management Support System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Goldberg,Jack ; Pease,Marshall C. ; Waksman,Abraham

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The critical and most difficult challenge of management is to recognize a new area requiring attention, to explore and define the area of concern, and to set the goals and conditions that a plan must fulfill A Need exists for systems that will help a high-level manager discover new opportunities and recognize new problems. An information system to serve management in this conceptual and exploratory phase should have characteristics quite different from those of most existing systems. Among the required characteristics are: Rapid response; truncated response; inferential response; goal-oriented interaction; experimentally modified response. The report discusses the requirements, outlines the technique that are available for the critical functions involved, and identifies broad design concepts for the design of management support systems. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Management information systems, *Logistics support, Decision making, Man machine systems, Artificial intelligence, Management

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE