Hierarchies in Distributed Decision Making

  • Christoph Schneeweiss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Introduction

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  3. Basic Concepts

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  4. General Applications

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  5. Leadership

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  6. Back Matter
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About this book


Distributed decision making is described in this book from a hierarchical perspective.  A unified approach allows to treat such seemingly diverse fields as multi-level decision making, hierarchical production planning, principal agent theory, hierarchical negotiations, and dynamic games within the framework of a general pair of functional equations. In doing so, the book covers the range from a multi-level one-person decision problem to a multi-person antagonistic planning and leadership situation. These general ideas are illustrated with numerous examples and real-life planning situations. In addition, the treatise provides a theoretical foundation for important problem areas in business administration such as hierarchical production planning, the problems of design and implementation, modern concepts in managerial accounting, and supply chain management.


Distributed Decision Making Hierarchical Production Planning Managerial Accounting Principal-Agent Theory Supply Chain Management accounting agents decision making decision theory design foundation management planning production supply chain

Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph Schneeweiss
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Operations ResearchUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03832-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03830-7
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