FREE via website or 2nd hand from over £100 Paperback: 330 pages Publisher: Evidence Based Research, Incorporated, 1999 (1 May 1999) ISBN: 1893723003 This book is based on research commissioned by the United Kingdom's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) in 1997 into how Confrontation Analysis might be applied to Peace Support Operations. The book presents a simple idea: a Peace Operations campaign (or Operation Other Than War) ... Read more
Dozens of people are eager to explain the collapse of the Asian Tiger economies. Few of them predicted it. Other economic implosions, from the 1995 failure of Britain’s venerable Barings Bank to the 1987 dive in the US stock market, have been explained primarily after the fact. Few if any explanations for these phenomena postulate any connection between the rightward political slide and the edgy financial markets. I know of only one group that h... Read more
RRP: £63 Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (21 May 1996) ISBN: 0471961825 Complexity is the core issue of organizational concern for the age we have entered, not just for the year 2000 but for the new century we are about to enter. The purpose of this book is showing, both theoretically and practically, how organizational and managerial cybernetics can contribute to this core issue. The authors offer a holistic view of b... Read more
RRP: £59 Paperback : 336 pages ISBN : 0201629836 Publisher : FT Press; 2nd edition (4 Oct. 1995) Language: : English A member of the PH OD Series! Organizational Learning II expands and updates the ideas and concepts of the authors' ground- breaking first book. With new examples and the most up-to-date information on the technical aspects of organizational and management theory, Argyris and Schon demonstrate how the research and prac... Read more
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