Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2002 - Psychology - 245 pages
Despite the increasing necessity for information on allocating dwindling resources, resource-allocation behavior is not nearly so well understood as choice behavior (selection from two or more already defined alternatives, events, or lotteries.)
Although there have been scores of books devoted to the optimal model for making resource-allocation decisions there has never been a book discussing the cognitive aspects of this behavior.
This book answers the question of how people make such decisions while explaining how Linear Programming can be applied within the context of resource-allocation. It also takes the reader step-by-step into several types of problems under varying conditions, including harsh and benign environments, maximization and minimization, multi-dimensional, and cyclical problems.
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An Introduction to ResourceAllocation Behavior
The Optimal Model Linear Programming
ResourceAllocation Behavior with Time Three Dimensions and Minimums
Previous Research Behavioral Models Follow Normative Models
ResourceAllocation Behavior with Various Levels of Information
Rab in Harsh and Benign Environments
Rab When Gains and Losses Are Possible