Accéder directement au contenu Accéder directement à la navigation
Pré-publication, Document de travail

Bureaucracy in Quest for Feasibility

Abstract : The head of an organization is viewed as dealing with an optimization problem under a variety of constraints. The bureaucracy, by contrast, is viewed as dealing with the constraints alone: it has to make a multitude of low-level decisions, in such a way that no constraint is violated. However, even the feasibility problem is computationally hard. Hence bureaucracies often try to rely on past cases, in the hope of making decisions that are feasible. We study the way that past cases might affect current choices, and show that, under certain conditions, the bureaucracy will guarantee feasibility only if it mimics its behavior in a single past case.
Type de document :
Pré-publication, Document de travail
Liste complète des métadonnées

Littérature citée [52 références]  Voir  Masquer  Télécharger

https://hal-sciencespo.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00973094
Contributeur : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository <>
Soumis le : jeudi 3 avril 2014 - 20:17:00
Dernière modification le : lundi 17 juin 2019 - 18:26:08
Archivage à long terme le : : jeudi 3 juillet 2014 - 21:10:57

Fichier

bureaucracy-in-quest-for-feasi...
Fichiers produits par l'(les) auteur(s)

Identifiants

Collections

Citation

Hervé Crès, Itzhak Gilboa,, Nicolas Vieille. Bureaucracy in Quest for Feasibility. 2012. ⟨hal-00973094⟩

Partager

Métriques

Consultations de la notice

218

Téléchargements de fichiers

108