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RRP: £12.61   Paperback : 86 pages   ISBN : 1576753565   Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1st edition (30 Oct. 2005)   Language: : English Written by the originators and leaders of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) movement itself, this short, practical guide offers an approach to organizational change based on the possibility of a more desirable future, experience with the whole system, and activities that signal ""something different i... Read more
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RRO: £10.83   Paperback : 368 pages   ISBN : 193149858X    Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Co; Illustrated Edition (1 Jun. 2004)   Language: : English 'If you only read one book ... make this it!' L. Hunter Lovins, co-author of Natural Capitalism 'It is time for the world to re-read Limits to Growth! The message of 1972 is more real and relevant in 2004, and we wasted 30 valuable years of action by misreading the message of the first b... Read more
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RRP: £39.31    Paperback : 292 pages   ISBN : 0415335116   Publisher : Routledge (6 Nov. 2003)   Language : English Action learning is a continued process of learning and reflection with the support of a group of colleagues, working on real issues. The action learning method is increasingly used to bring innovation to many different fields of work. The principles of action learning can achieve improvement and transformation in a wide range ... Read more
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RRP: £44   Hardcover: 378 pages  Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (23 Oct. 2003)   ISBN: 0470845228     Too often, today's managers are sold simple solutions to complex problems. But as many soon discover, simplicity is rarely effective in the face of complexity, change and diversity. Despite apparent promise, quick-fix panaceas fail because they are not holistic or creative enough. They focus on parts of the organization rather than the whole, t... Read more
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RRP: £47.30   Paperback: 386 pages   Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (17 Oct. 2001)   ISBN: 0471495239 Now, more than ever, planning and managing in the real world is beset by change and uncertainty. Knowledge is incomplete, values are in dispute, decisions of others are often unpredictable. Sheathed in opaque technicalities, inflexible and over--ambitious, the highly mathematical methods of analysing problem situations are no longer considered ac... Read more
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RRP: £56   Hardcover: 284 pages   Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (12 Jun. 2001)   ISBN: 9780471894896 Conceptual model building is accepted as a key phase in Soft Systems Methodology. Despite the recognition of the importance of the SSM, students are still experiencing difficulty with the basic process of conceptual model building. This book addresses that issue.
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RRP: £45.30   Hardcover: 768 pages   Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (16 Dec. 2000)   ISBN: 0071179895 Today’s leading authority on the subject of this text is the author, MIT Standish Professor of Management and Director of the System Dynamics Group, John D. Sterman. Sterman’s objective is to explain, in a true textbook format, what system dynamics is, and how it can be successfully applied to solve business and organizational problems. System... Read more
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RRP: £34   Hardcover : 352 pages   ISBN : 9780195123876   Publisher : OUP USA; First Edition (7 Oct. 1999)   Language: : English Over the last three decades the average life expectancy of a corporation in North America has dipped well below 20 years. In fact, by 1983 a full third of the 1970 Fortune 500 companies had been acquired, merged, or broken apart. In this landmark book, one of the business world's foremost pioneers, Russell L. Acko... Read more
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RRP: £45.53   Paperback: 418 pages    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; New Ed edition (30 May 1999)    ISBN: 9780471986058 Soft Systems Methodology in Action "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 Operation... Read more
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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
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