The Tennessee Valley Authority: A Field Study

Knop, H. (1979). The Tennessee Valley Authority: A Field Study. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-79-002

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The Management and Technology Area of IIASA has carrried out case studies of large-scale development programs since 1975. The purpose of these studies is to examine successful programs of regional devlopment from an international perspective, with a multidisciplinary team of scientists skilled in the use of systems analysis.

The study of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is the first in this series of the activities. The present report covers the field study of the TVA undertaken as a followup to the TVA conference held in 1974. Similarly, conferences and field studies have taken place on the Bratsk-Ilimsk Territorial Production Complex (BITPC) in the Soviet Union and on the Shinkansen Railroad Development Program in Japan.

The present report covers four major aspects of the TVA program: the systems approach to regional industrial development programs; the managerial structure of the TVA, including specific management case studies of several key departments; the application of models and computer techniques to management; and the integration of environmental factors into the TVA management and planning processes, including a case study dealing with the environmental decision-making process in the siting of a nuclear power plant.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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