ERIC Number: ED066814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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FORSTRAN: A Case in Force Structure Analysis.
Stubbs, D. K.
There has been considerable emphasis recently on analysis (systems, economic, cost-benefit, etc.) in government decisionmaking activities. One approach that is currently popular is the planning programing budgeting system (PPBS). PPBS is often described as a means of helping responsible officials make decisions. The implication of the system is that it interrelates the planning, budgeting, and decisionmaking functions. Regardless of the name of the system presently in use, the relationships among these three management activities is of primary importance. This paper develops a methodology to aid the educational process of future decisionmakers in their efforts to integrate quantitative and nonquantitative aspects bearing on planning, budgeting, and decision problems. The final product is a case study in force structure analysis (FORSTRAN). (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, Budgeting, Case Studies, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Management Development, Management Systems, Planning, Problem Solving
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Identifiers: Force Structure Analysis; FORTRAN Programing Language; Planning Programming Budgeting System; PPBS