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The Fractal Organization: Creating Sustainable Organizations with the Viable System Model Paperback – 24 Jul 2009

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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (24 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470060565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470060568
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a well–written book on a complex subject that uses helpful examples taken for actual organizations. (Quality World, January 2010).


Stafford Beer was 'one of the most remarkable figures which British operational research has produced...he founded two major and pioneering OR groups; wrote some of the best books about the subject; and was a world leader in the development of systems ideas' (extract from obituary - OR newsletter). His ideas on complexity are even more relevant in today's fast moving business environment but the dissemination of his work has been hindered by the challenge of his writing style. The aim of this book is to produce a more popular and accessible introduction to the practical use of Stafford Beer's Viable Systems Model and the concepts, tools and methods associated with it. This will increase the use of these ideas in both academic teaching and the wider business world.

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