Accession Number : ADA188699

Title :   Task Allocation for Efficient Performance of a Decentralized Organization,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Chonghwan

PDF Url : ADA188699

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : Task allocation scheme in an organization is discussed. The behavior of an organization is mathematically modeled by a decentralized gradient-like algorithm for additive cost functions. The objectives of allocation are reduction of individual load, speedy performance, and organizational security. The allocation scheme is sought for three types of organizations classified by the flexibility of their communication structure; namely, fixed organization, flexible organization, and semi-flexible organization.

Descriptors :   *ALLOCATIONS, *ORGANIZATIONS, *COST ANALYSIS, *DECISION THEORY, ADDITIVES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COSTS, DECENTRALIZATION, EFFICIENCY, SECURITY, ALGORITHMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE