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  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2000 ed. edition (22 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030646506X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387240626
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.7 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,278,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...the material is presented in a clear, accessible manner, and for the student wishing to gain an introductory knowledge of the applications of systems ideas to management this text is without equal, and fills a long-standing gap in the market. One thing is certain: whatever your interest in the systems domain, this is a must for your bookshelf.' Steve Clarke in Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 18 (2001)

...the material is presented in a clear, accessible manner, and for the student wishing to gain an introductory knowledge of the applications of systems ideas to management this text is without equal, and fills a long-standing gap in the market. One thing is certain: whatever your interest in the systems domain, this is a must for your bookshelf.'
Steve Clarke in Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 18 (2001)


`...the material is presented in a clear, accessible manner, and for the student wishing to gain an introductory knowledge of the applications of systems ideas to management this text is without equal, and fills a long-standing gap in the market. One thing is certain: whatever your interest in the systems domain, this is a must for your bookshelf.'
Steve Clarke in Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 18 (2001)

Synopsis

Systems Thinking is a new paradigm set to revolutionize management practice in the 21st century. "Systems Approaches to Management" is the most comprehensive guide available to the application of this new paradigm in the field of management. It traces the emergence of holistic thinking in disciplines such as biology, control engineering, sociology and the natural sciences; details and provides a critique, based upon social theory of the range of systems approaches, methodologies, models and methods; offers numerous case studies to illustrate systems thinking applied to management; introduces critical systems thinking' as a coherent framework that brings unity to the diversity of different systems approaches and advises managers, consultants, scholars and students on their use; and, provides an accessible source of inspiration for managers, and management consultants, scholars and students GBP/LISTGBP.It also covers chaos and complexity theory, the learning organization, system dynamics, living systems theory, soft systems methodology, interactive management, interactive planning, total systems intervention, autopoiesis, management cybernetics, the viable system model, operations research (hard and soft), systems analysis, systems engineering, general system theory, sociotechnical systems thinking, the fifth discipline, social systems design, team syntegrity, postmodern systems thinking, critical systems thinking, and much more.

This book considers the work of Ackoff, Banathy, Beer, Capra, Checkland, Churchman, Eden, Emery, Flood, Forrester, Friend, Freire, Jackson, Jantsch, Linstone, Luhmann, Mason, Maturana, Miller, Mitroff, Prigonine, Rosenhead, Senge, Stacey, Trist, Ulrich, Varela, Vickers, von Bertalanffy, Warfield, Wheatley, Wiener, and many more.


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