Accession Number : ADA192665

Title :   Human Organizations as Distributed Intelligence Systems,

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

Personal Author(s) : Levis, Alexander H

PDF Url : ADA192665

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Human decision making organizations can serve as a paradigm for distributed intelligence systems. Elements of a mathematical theory of organizations are presented and used to analyze the behavior of organizations that have to meet stringent requirements with constraints on the cognitive and physical resources available. It is shown how the introduction of decision support systems to aid individual decisionmakers can affect in unforeseen ways system performance.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *APPLIED MATHEMATICS, BEHAVIOR, COGNITION, DISTRIBUTION, HUMANS, ORGANIZATIONS, THEORY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BEHAVIOR, COGNITION, DECISION MAKING, DISTRIBUTION, HUMANS, INTELLIGENCE, MATHEMATICS, ORGANIZATIONS, RESOURCES, THEORY

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE