• Martin J. Beckmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 161)


This part develops the basic concepts and applies them to some obvious questions but without use of any deeper theory. It is not our purpose to probe too deeply into the origins of and reasons for rank structure. Rather we take it as given and explore its implications.


Hierarchical Organization Economic Affair Supervisory Relationship Average Span Organization Rank 
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General References

  1. Blau, Peter M. and W.R. Scott (1963), Formal Organization: A Comparative Approach, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin J. Beckmann
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Statistik und UnternehmensforschungTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 2Deutschland

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