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RRP: £34  Paperback: 226 pages  Publisher: John Wiley (23 Mar. 2007)  ISBN: 0470025549 From the father of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), Peter Checkland, comes a new, accessible text which clearly and concisely looks at SSM. The book leaves out all of the development detail and historical/intellectual material which can be found in Checkland's other classic works, but contains the practical essentials that will allow teachers to teach SSM accur... Read more
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RRP: £25   Paperback: 464 pages   Publisher: Random House Business; 2Rev Ed edition (6 April 2006)   ISBN: 9781905211203 Peter Senge, founder and director of the Society for Organisational Learning and senior lecturer at MIT, has found the means of creating a 'learning organisation'. In The Fifth Discipline, he draws the blueprints for an organisation where people expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expan... Read more
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RRP: £43.58   Hardcover: 287 pages   Publisher: Wiley VCH; 3rd ed. edition (4 April 2006)   ISBN: 3527501177 This book is for everyone who doubts the correctness of current management practices and is looking for alternatives. Here, Professor Malik develops a radical opponent view, placing the company center stage rather than the group interests. This allows a valid logic to be developed for correct and good management – an approach aimed at the ... 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: £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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RRP: £25  Hardcover: 412 pages  Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2 edition (27 July 1990)  ISBN: 0471927163 "Systems: Concepts, Methodologies and Applications, Second Edition" is brought forward by Brian Wilson Department of Systems and Information Management, Lancaster University, UK. The result of many years' experience, this book, now extensively revised and updated, emphasizes the application of systems concepts and methodologies that have ... 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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