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.
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: £11.78 Hardcover : 352 pages ISBN : 0813824079 Publisher : Iowa State University Press; 2nd Revised edition (1 Mar. 1994) Language: : English This text first defines interactive management and then discusses the primary outcomes of IM use, the levels of success which may be selected, and phases of and roles important to its successful use. It also describes effective applications, results and methods of evaluation.
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.
OOP but widely available from £2 - £12 Paperback : 288 pages ISBN : 0399550003 Publisher : TarcherPerigee; First Edition (1 Nov. 1988) Language: : English Whether you're the owner of our own small business, a middle manager in a mid-sized company, or the CEO of a multinational, this book can show you how to improve your profits and productivity. How? By following the principles of The Deming Management Method. Middle- and top-echel... Read more
RRP: £12.75 Hardcover : 520 pages ISBN : 0911379010 Publisher : MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Study; Nineteenth Printing edition (1 Jun. 1986) Language: : English According to W. Edwards Deming, American companies require nothing less than a transformation of management style and of governmental relations with industry. In Out of the Crisis, originally published in 1986, Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous... Read more
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