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
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.
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
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
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
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
Dozens of people are eager to explain the collapse of the Asian Tiger economies. Few of them predicted it. Other economic implosions, from the 1995 failure of Britain’s venerable Barings Bank to the 1987 dive in the US stock market, have been explained primarily after the fact. Few if any explanations for these phenomena postulate any connection between the rightward political slide and the edgy financial markets. I know of only one group that h... 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
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
RRP: £52 Paperback: 572 pp Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1st edition SBN: 978-0471948384 Presents the basic approaches underlying Stafford Beer's thinking since the publication of his first book in 1959. Deals with a philosophy of science relevant to management and particularly with the nature of models. Demonstrates all major points through examples quoted of management science applications to industry and government.