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RRP: £44   Hardcover: 378 pages  Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (23 Oct. 2003)   ISBN: 0470845228     Too often, today's managers are sold simple solutions to complex problems. But as many soon discover, simplicity is rarely effective in the face of complexity, change and diversity. Despite apparent promise, quick-fix panaceas fail because they are not holistic or creative enough. They focus on parts of the organization rather than the whole, t... Read more
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RRP: £47.30   Paperback: 386 pages   Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (17 Oct. 2001)   ISBN: 0471495239 Now, more than ever, planning and managing in the real world is beset by change and uncertainty. Knowledge is incomplete, values are in dispute, decisions of others are often unpredictable. Sheathed in opaque technicalities, inflexible and over--ambitious, the highly mathematical methods of analysing problem situations are no longer considered ac... Read more
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RRP: £63.92  Paperback‏: ‎ 474 pp  Publisher: ‎ WSPC   ISBN: ‎ 978-9810241766   The world in which classical positivistic science and technology obtained great success has vanished. However, the way of thinking promoted by that epoch still lingers in our social consciousness, sometimes as a burden. To conquer the shortcomings of classical analytical science in the modern, ever more complex world, systems theory and its applications within sy... Read more
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RRP: £56   Hardcover: 284 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (12 Jun. 2001)   ISBN: 9780471894896 Conceptual model building is accepted as a key phase in Soft Systems Methodology. Despite the recognition of the importance of the SSM, students are still experiencing difficulty with the basic process of conceptual model building. This book addresses that issue.
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RRP: £45.30   Hardcover: 768 pages   Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (16 Dec. 2000)   ISBN: 0071179895 Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System... Read more
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RRP: £34   Hardcover : 352 pages   ISBN : 9780195123876   Publisher : OUP USA; First Edition (7 Oct. 1999)   Language: : English Over the last three decades the average life expectancy of a corporation in North America has dipped well below 20 years. In fact, by 1983 a full third of the 1970 Fortune 500 companies had been acquired, merged, or broken apart. In this landmark book, one of the business world's foremost pioneers, Russell L. Acko... Read more
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RRP: £45.53   Paperback: 418 pages    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; New Ed edition (30 May 1999)    ISBN: 9780471986058 Soft Systems Methodology in Action "Whether by design, accident or merely synchronicity, Checkland appears to have developed a habit of writing seminal publications near the start of each decade which establish the basis and framework for systems methodology research for that decade." Hamish Rennie, Journal of the Operation... Read more
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FREE via website or 2nd hand from over £100    Paperback: 330 pages   Publisher: Evidence Based Research, Incorporated, 1999 (1 May 1999)     ISBN: 1893723003 This book is based on research commissioned by the United Kingdom's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) in 1997 into how Confrontation Analysis might be applied to Peace Support Operations. The book presents a simple idea: a Peace Operations campaign (or Operation Other Than War) ... Read more
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RRP: £63   Hardcover: 368 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (21 May 1996)   ISBN: 0471961825 Complexity is the core issue of organizational concern for the age we have entered, not just for the year 2000 but for the new century we are about to enter. The purpose of this book is showing, both theoretically and practically, how organizational and managerial cybernetics can contribute to this core issue. The authors offer a holistic view of b... Read more
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RRP: £59   Paperback : 336 pages   ISBN : 0201629836  Publisher : FT Press; 2nd edition (4 Oct. 1995)   Language: : English A member of the PH OD Series! Organizational Learning II expands and updates the ideas and concepts of the authors' ground- breaking first book. With new examples and the most up-to-date information on the technical aspects of organizational and management theory, Argyris and Schon demonstrate how the research and prac... Read more
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