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RRP: £73.54   Hardcover: 484 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (26 July 1989)   ISBN: 0471922889 A primer and casebook on the theory and practice of Stafford Beer's Viable System Model (VSM). Explains the VSM model, and demonstrates how it works. Case studies show practical applications of the VSM model, including discussion of implementation issues.
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OOP but widely available from £2 - £12   Paperback : 288 pages   ISBN : 0399550003   Publisher : TarcherPerigee; First Edition (1 Nov. 1988)   Language: : English Whether you're the owner of our own small business, a middle manager in a mid-sized company, or the CEO of a multinational, this book can show you how to improve your profits and productivity. How? By following the principles of The Deming Management Method. Middle- and top-echel... Read more
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RRP: £12.75   Hardcover : 520 pages   ISBN : 0911379010   Publisher : MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study; Nineteenth Printing edition (1 Jun. 1986)   Language: : English According to W. Edwards Deming, American companies require nothing less than a transformation of management style and of governmental relations with industry. In Out of the Crisis, originally published in 1986, Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous... Read more
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RRP: ~£40   Paperback: 178 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; New edition (28 Sep 1994)   ISBN: 0471951366 In Brain of the Firm and The Heart of Enterprise Stafford Beer worked out the scientific laws that govern any viable system. They constitute the basis for this book which is concerned solely with the application of those laws to the understanding of any particular enterprise. In the form of a Handbook or Manager's Guide, Diagnosing t... Read more
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Out of Print   Paperback: 263 pages   Publisher: Routledge; Reprint edition (1 Jan. 1991)   ISBN: 2881245188
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RRP: £41.46    Paperback: 424 pages   Publisher: JW; New Ed edition (16 Sept. 1999)   ISBN: 9780471986065 Systems Thinking, Systems Practice "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 Operational Research Society... Read more
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RRP: £84.95   Paperback: 563 pages   Publisher: Productivity Press; New edition edition (1 Dec. 1981)    ISBN: 0915299593 How do you apply the principles and tools of system dynamics to management, modeling, planning, and forecasting? The contributing authors of this anthology address this question in essays on complex corporate models, workload fluctuations, the "Honeywell experience," the growth strategies of a trucking company, aging organiz... Read more
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RRP: £65.73   Paperback : 344 pages   ISBN : 1883823447   Publisher : Pegasus Communications (1 Jan. 1980)   Language: : English Elements of the Systems Dynamics Method explores how models of dynamic systems are made. The authors give practical advice about choosing a problem that will yield interesting results, what to include in the model and what to leave out, the desirable amount of detail, selecting parameter values, knowing whether th... Read more
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RRP: £44  Paperback: 600 pages  Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; New Ed edition (28 Mar. 1995)  ISBN: 0471948373 This is the companion volume to Brain of the Firm and addresses the nature of viable systems, those capable of surviving. It does not use the neurophysiological basis elucidated in brain, but develops the same theory from first principles. This book declares that every enterprise is a system, and in particular must be a viable system... Read more
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RRP: £23   Paperback: 279 pages   Publisher: Dorset House Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.; 25 Silver anniversary ed edition (15 April 2001)   ISBN-10: 0932633498   For more than twenty-five years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications in computer science and beyond. Used in university courses and professional seminars all over the world, the text has proven its abili... Read more
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