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dc.contributor.advisorWeissinger-Baylon, R.
dc.contributor.authorAthens, Arthur J.
dc.dateJune 1983
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:00:02Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:00:02Z
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/19987
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe usual frameworks applied to the analysis of military decision making describe the decision process according to the rational model. The assumptions inherent in this model. however, are not consistent with the reality of warfare's inherent uncertainty and complexity. A better model is needed to address the ambiguilty actually confronting the combat commander. The garbage can model of organizational choice, a nonrational approach to decision making, provides insight into how the elements of an organization interact under problematic conditions. A system simulation associated with the garbage can framework was adapted to model certain aspects of complex decision situations, providing a foundation for studying attention mechanisms like triggering, deadlines, and structural adaptations. The results and implications of this research apply not only to the military, but also to business and political organizations, as they too must often confront these conditions of uncertainty and complexityen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/simulationstudyo00athe
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleA simulation study of organizational decision making under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity .en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPfeiffer, John
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.author"Garbage Can"en_US
dc.subject.authorModelen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizational Decision Makingen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Decision Makingen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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