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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: £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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RRP: £23.75  Paperback: 216 pages;  Publisher: Harvard University Press; New Ed edition (1 July 1974)  ISBN: 9780674627512 A physical quantity can be expressed as the product of a number and a physical unit.  A formula expresses a relationship between  physical quantities. A necessary condition for a formula to be valid is that all terms have the same dimension, meaning every term in the formula could be potentially converted to contain the iden... Read more
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RRP: £45   Paperback: 432 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2 edition (16 May 1995)   ISBN: 047194839X "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, Penns... Read more
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