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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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