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Organizational structures and planning

Published 1966

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Paper prepared for the Universities-National Bureau of Economic Research Conference on The Economics of Defense to be held at the University of Chicago, April 15-16, 1966. The author considers the influence of organizational structure on planning in general and examines the type of structure most conducive to successful planning in particular. Emphasis is placed on problems of structures and planning in large organizations rather than in small ones. Planning experiments in the Department of Defense since 1961 receive detailed attention and implications of the experience are discussed. 48 pp.

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