A railway company, like any other business, is a system: to be more precise, it is an open system. This means that it is very largely dependent on the environment in which it operates. A business can suffer from a lack of flexibility towards a changing environment. And it can perish by that also. And since the dynamic forces in society are more vigorous nowadays than ever before, it is quite relevant to consider the company as an open system, influenced by and in interaction with a turbulent world surrounding it. A railway company can be regarded as an open system, very largely dependent on the environment. To manage a railway system, planning and control information about the inner and outer environment of the company is required. This information should be presented to the manager in an attractive form, most of the time by making use of a special information system.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 155-172
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM