Contents
Introduction
MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCE1
1.1 Management as an Art1
1.2 The Manager and Today's Management Science3
1.3 The Precedent of Engineering4
1.4 The Challenge to Management6
1.5 The Manager and Future Management Science8
PART I
1 INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS13
1.1 Information-Feedback Theory14
1.2 Decision-Making Processes17
1.3 Experimental Approach to System Analysis17
1.4 Digital Computers18
2 AN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM21
2.1 The Approach21
2.2 Needed Information22
2.3 Simulation Method23
2.4 System Experiments24
2.5 Adding a Market Sector36
3 THE MANAGERIAL USE OF INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS43
3.1 The Management Laboratory43
3.2 Steps in Enterprise Design43
3.3 Effect on the Manager45
PART II
4 MODELS49
4.1 Classification of Models49
4.2 Models in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and the Social Sciences53
4.3 Models for Controlled Experiments55
4.4 Mechanizing the Model55
4.5 Scope of Models55
4.6 Objectives in Using Mathematical Models56
4.7 Sources of Information for Constructing Models57

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