© 1978

Rank in Organizations


Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 4-8
    3. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 9-18
    4. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 19-31
  3. Careers

    1. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 32-56
    2. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 57-71
    3. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 72-90
    4. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 91-110
  4. Management

    1. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 111-123
    2. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 124-134
    3. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 135-142
  5. Conclusion

    1. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 143-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 147-168

About this book


Economic theory is growing not only in depth but in the breadth of its application as well. This study encroaches in part on a field normally considered as the domain of Sociology. But the methods applied here are those of mathematical economics. It has not been my ambition to make this as general and as mathe­ matically demanding as possible. On the contrary, I wanted to present as simple an argument as possible throughout. I wish to thank Brown University for granting me a Sabbatical leave in the Fall of 1977-78 in the course of which I wrote the first draft of this monograph. I am also grateful to the late Professor Jacob Marschak and to Professor Arthur Geoffrion for sponsoring me as a Visiting Scholar of the Western Management Science Institute, Graduate School of Management, UCLA for the months of November and December 1977. The Western Management Science Institute proved to be an ideal environment for writing: protective and stimulating at the same time. I have benefitted specifically from comments received as a result of presenting Chapters IV and V in the Marschak Colloquium on December 2, 1977, in particular by Professors Intri11igator and Spiro. My greatest indebtedness is to Jacob Marschak to whom I owe my awareness of and interest in the economic theory of organizations. He was my teacher, my director and supervisor, and my fatherly friend since 1950. It is thus entirely fitting that this work should be dedicated to his memory.


Betriebliche Instanz Management Organisation (Betriebswirtsch.) Personalpolitik Sabbatical mobility organization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Statistik und UnternehmensforschungTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 2Deutschland

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