Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
I propose a simple quantitative model of how the power of a leader over a group is amplified when he or she starts to order the group. This model implies that a small well-informed minority can easily govern a previously ordered majority such as hijacked passengers. The model suggests the importance of a new concept, “group defense” that may be helpful in preventing fatal hijackings such as the ones that occurred on September 11.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Tarnow, E. (2002). A Quantitative Model of the Amplification of Power through Order and Implications for Defense against Hijackings. Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 11(3). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/jaaer/vol11/iss3/1