Accession Number : ADP002909

Title :   The Design of Information Structures: Basic Allocation Strategies for Organizations,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stabile,D. A. ; Levis,A. H.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The problem of designing the allocation of information processing tasks to organization members who interact with the organization's environment is formulated. Two information strategies are considered for reducing the load on each member while accomplishing the overall task: creation of self contained tasks, and creation of slack resources. The former leads to parallel processing, while the latter is accomplished through alternate processing rules. The two basic strategies can be integrated to produce a wide variety of information structures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Information processing, *Strategy, *Allocations, *Mathematical models, Decision making, Organizations, Interactions, Overload, Parallel processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE