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RRO: £10.83   Paperback : 368 pages   ISBN : 193149858X    Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Co; Illustrated Edition (1 Jun. 2004)   Language: : English 'If you only read one book ... make this it!' L. Hunter Lovins, co-author of Natural Capitalism 'It is time for the world to re-read Limits to Growth! The message of 1972 is more real and relevant in 2004, and we wasted 30 valuable years of action by misreading the message of the first b... Read more
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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: £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: £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
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: £52   Paperback: 484 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; New Ed edition (4 April 1995)   ISBN: 0471948403 "Stafford Beer is undoubtedly among the world's most provocative, creative, and profound thinkers on the subject of management, and he records his thinking with a flair that is unmatched. His writing is as much art as it is science. He is the most viable system I know." Dr Russell L Ackoff, The Institute for Interactive Management,... Read more
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RRP: £87   Hardcover: 380 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; First Edition edition (30 Aug. 1994)   ISBN: 0471944513 The arguments in this fascinating, interdisciplinary book are wide-ranging, running the gamut from company management to the nature of consciousness. The author discusses the theory of team syntegrity and the social technique of syntegration which works in practice, offering a potent management tool for developmental p... Read more
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