Scheduling Aircrews and Aircraft

Problems of Resource Allocations in the Strategic Air Command

by Morton B. Berman


Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 5.3 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback128 pages $25.00 $20.00 20% Web Discount

The investigation focuses on the B-52 flying organizations of the Strategic Air Command in an attempt to demonstrate how organizational behavior affects internal resource allocation efficiency in a public-sector organization. Existing organization theory is used to develop a set of predictive hypotheses on how resource allocation decisions are made at the wing level. The predictive model assumes rational behavior on the part of decisionmakers, modified by the limits of human cognitive capacity, computational ability in searching for alternative solutions, and conflicting goals. Selected hypotheses on sources of inefficiency and on how and why resources are allocated differently among bomb wings are empirically tested using data obtained in field visits to wings. Resulting analyses are used to identify methods for improving decision behavior. (See also R-1435.)

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.