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Hardback 452 Pages / Published: 30/11/2000
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Systems Thinking is a new paradigm set to revolutionize management practice in the 21st century. Systems Approaches to Management is the most comprehensive guide available to the application of this new paradigm in the field of management. It, * Traces the emergence of holistic thinking in disciplines such as biology, control engineering, sociology and the natural sciences * Details and provides a critique, based upon social theory, of the range of systems approaches, methodologies, models and methods * Offers numerous case studies to illustrate systems thinking applied to management * Introduces critical systems thinking' as a coherent framework that brings unity to the diversity of different systems approaches and advises managers, consultants, scholars and students on their use * Provides an accessible source of inspiration for managers, management consultants, scholars and students GBP/LISTGBP Covers chaos and complexity theory, the learning organization, system dynamics, living systems theory, soft systems methodology, interactive management, interactive planning, total systems intervention, autopoiesis, management cybernetics, the viable system model, operations research (hard and soft), systems analysis, systems engineering, general system theory, sociotechnical systems thinking, the fifth discipline, social systems design, team syntegrity, postmodern systems thinking, critical systems thinking, and much more. Considers the work of Ackoff, Banathy, Beer, Capra, Checkland, Churchman, Eden, Emery, Flood, Forrester, Friend, Freire, Jackson, Jantsch, Linstone, Luhmann, Mason, Maturana, Miller, Mitroff, Prigonine, Rosenhead, Senge, Stacey, Trist, Ulrich, Varela, Vickers, von Bertalanffy, Warfield, Wheatley, Wiener, and many more.

Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
ISBN: 9780306465000
Number of pages: 452
Weight: 1390 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.


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`...the material is presented in a clear, accessible manner, and for the student wishing to gain an introductory knowledge of the applications of systems ideas to management this text is without equal, and fills a long-standing gap in the market. One thing is certain: whatever your interest in the systems domain, this is a must for your bookshelf.'
Steve Clarke in Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 18 (2001)

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