**:** Goubko M. V.,

Mishin S. P.
**:** Models of Optimal Organizational Hierarchies

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** :** Goubko M., Mishin S. Models of Optimal Organizational Hierarchies // Game Theory and Management. Collected abstracts of papers, presented in the International Conference "Game Theory and Management", Gradual School of Management, SPbU, 2008. p.132-134.

**:** We combine the transaction costs approach with the original mathematical results in an optimal hierarchy design (Mishin S.P., 2004; Goubko M.V., 2006) to formulate and investigate the models of multi-layer management hierarchies. Our approach assumes reducing the problem of rational management hierarchy to the model of discrete optimization (to choose a hierarchy from a finite set of feasible hierarchies with the aim to maximize a certain criterion that maps the set of feasible hierarchies into the number scale).

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