Design Models for Hierarchical Organizations

Computation, Information, and Decentralization

  • Richard M. Burton
  • Børge Obel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mathematical Programming Models, Hierarchy and Decentralization

  3. Hierarchical Planning Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Carsten Homburg
      Pages 161-180
    3. Gülay Barbarosoğlu
      Pages 181-206
  4. Counterpoint; The Individual and the Emergent Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Alessandro Lomi, Erik R. Larsen
      Pages 209-231
    3. Gerard Eyzenga
      Pages 261-279

About this book


Design Models for Hierarchical Organizations: Computation, Information, and Decentralization provides state-of-the-art research on organizational design models, and in particular on mathematical models. Each chapter views the organization as an information processing entity. Thus, mathematical models are used to examine information flow and decision procedures, which in turn, form the basis for evaluating organization designs. Each chapters stands alone as a contribution to organization design and the modeling approach to design. Moreover, the chapters fit together and that totality gives us a good understanding of where we are with this approach to organizational design issues and where we should focus our research efforts in the future.


modeling optimization organization organizations planning production

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Burton
    • 1
  • Børge Obel
    • 2
  1. 1.Fuqua School of BusinessDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of ManagementOdense UniversityOdenseDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5964-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2285-0
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