A Managerial Problem Solving Methodology (MPSM)

  • Samir Chakraborty
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


A managerial problem solving methodology (MPSM) has been developed and extensively used [1–7] to solve Process problems. A Process is defined as an operational combination of man-machine systems which transforms basic (to the organization) inputs ($’s) to primary (to survival) outputs (products/services). A problem is defined by state-space constraints [8] which threaten Process survival. A threat to survival is said to exist when the distance [11] between actual-performance and ideal-performance exceeds a given threshold.


Managerial Problem Goal State Constraint Identification Operational Combination Equipment Provision 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samir Chakraborty
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  1. 1.New Brunswick Telephone CompanySaint JohnCanada

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