The use of rational systems in bounded rationality organizations: a dilemma for financial managers
MetadataShow full item record
This article discusses some general weaknesses of rationally-based management techniques. To make the discussion more concrete, examples of the weaknesses in one management technology, MBO, are discusses with a recognition that similar weaknesses are present in other rationally-based systems. his article is intended neither to review all of the literature on the advantages and disadvantages of MBO (let alone all rationally-based techniques) nor to present the management technique which will resolve the problems of management. Rather this article looks at rationally-based techniques and seeks to address the questions, 'How can we deal with them given their sometimes obvious problems?' We first review MBO in relation to a number of concept in the organizational literature, and then suggest some possible changes in the implementation of MBO.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Jones-Oxendine, Shawn R. (Monterey, California ; Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-09);Over the last several years, fiscal responsibility in government has been a major issue impacting the Services. As part of fiscal responsibility, the elimination of fraud in the Services is essential. This thesis provides ...
Struthers, Lynn Carol; Wenzel, Kenneth Edmund (Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 1974-06);This thesis analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the present Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Financial Management Curriculum. It considers the operational requirements of the Navy financial manager. On the basis of ...
Educating tomorrow's leaders today : a comparison of the officer development programs of the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy Volpe, Dennis J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2003-06);prominent military and civilian leaders. While their missions are similar, there are differences in the approach each Academy undertakes to achieve this endstate. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and evaluate ...