**:** Burkov V. N.,

Goubko M. V.,

Korgin N.,

Novikov D.
**:** Introduction to Theory of Control in Organizations

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** ( ):** CRC Press

**:** 2015
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** :** Burkov V. N., Goubko M., Korgin N., Novikov D. Introduction to Theory of Control in Organizations. - Boca Raton: CRC Press. 2015

**:** Features

Describes how to integrate advanced formal methods of optimization, game theory, and mechanism design into daily managerial practice

Requires no prior knowledge of game theory or mechanism design

Supplies a systematic introduction to the underlying methodology of control theory and systems analysis

Introduces novel models of informational control unique to this book

Includes a set of exercises in each chapter that vary from simple to advanced

Summary

Introduction to Theory of Control in Organizations explains how methodologies from systems analysis and control theory, including game and graph theory, can be applied to improve organizational management. The theory presented extends the traditional approach to management science by introducing the optimization and game-theoretical tools required to account for the special nature of human beings being viewed as control objects.

The book introduces a version of mechanism design that has been customized to solve the problems that todays managers must contend with. All mathematical models and mechanisms studied are motivated by the most common problems encountered by managers in firms and non-profit organizations.

Requiring no prior knowledge of game theory or mechanism design, the book includes a systematic introduction to the underlying methodology of modern theory of control in organizations. The authors use formal methods to construct robust and efficient decision-making procedures which support all aspects and stages of management activity over all decision horizonsfrom operational to strategic management.

The mathematical and methodological backgrounds of the organizational mechanisms discussed are not limited to game theory but also include systems analysis, control theory, operations research, and discrete mathematics.

The book includes a set of exercises in each chapterfrom simple to advancedthat provide the reader with the understanding required to integrate advanced methods of optimization, game theory, and mechanism design into daily managerial practice.

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