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A model of a type previously used in describing intervals between industrial accidents and between consumer purchases of a product is suggested to describe psychiatric patient rehospitalization times. Two forms of the model are discussed, and estimation procedures for the parameters of each of...
A linear programming model for air pollution abatement is presented. It is based on the simplifying assumption that air quality goals may be expressed as maximum allowable emission flows in an airshed. The solution of the model for the St. Louis Airshed is examined to evaluate certain charges...
Persuaded that management information systems will help them achieve efficiency of operation and attain organizational goals, public planners, like those in the private sector, are eagerly embarking on ambitious feasibility studies and contracting for elaborate hardware and software systems....
A number of analytic formulations of resource allocation activities in decentralized organizations have considered the effects of economic or technological externalities but most treatments have neglected concomitant organizational or behavioral effects. This paper introduces the concept of a...
Letter: — Concerning Professor Beranek's Lot-Size Inventory Models —by Charles E. Bradley and Michael D. Joehnk, University of Wyoming.
Recently considerable attention has been focused on the inadequacy of presently used methods of compensating school district personnel. The increasing incidence of teacher strikes in many school districts has established the need for an effective alternative to the inherent rigidity of the...
Using Bayesian probability theory and Ackoff's Behayorial Theory of Communication, a mathematical model of the Hegelian Dialectical Inquirer is developed. The model strongly argues against the widely held and naive distinction between “fact” and “theory.” The model strongly argues for a...
In this paper a process analysis model of production in the U.S. Steel Industry is developed and tested. A technology matrix, which represents recent industry input-output structure, is estimated using engineering and metallurgical information. This matrix together with detailed cost, sales and...
Whenever problems arise from differences of opinion, there probably exists a lack of understanding of the behavioral situations that contributed to the problems. In his interaction with others, man passes from a level of ignorance to one of awareness and seldom reaches a level of understanding....
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