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Beer, Stafford

Overview
Works: 125 works in 516 publications in 6 languages and 7,981 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Honoree
Classifications: HD20.5, 658.4034
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Most widely held works by Stafford Beer
Decision and control; the meaning of operational research and management cybernetics by Stafford Beer ( Book )
56 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of operational research. An initial posture. On fixing belief. Some dangerous precedents. The wedger bear. The new look. The activity of operational research. About models. Models in aspic. The formal languages. A walk in the ramified system; Apollo's gift. The relevance of cybernetics. About systems. Coping with complexity. Controlling operations. Self-organizing systems. Controlling enterprises. Outcomes. The outcome for industry. Information and automation. The outcome for government. The outcome for management science. On practicability
Pebbles to computers : the thread by Hans Blohm ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designing freedom by Stafford Beer ( )
30 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distinguished cyberneticist Stafford Beer states the case for a new science of systems theory and cybernetics. His essays examine such issues as The Real Threat to All We Hold Most Dear, The Discarded Tools of Modern Man, A Liberty Machine in Prototype, Science in the Service of Man, The Future That Can Be Demanded Now, The Free Man in a Cybernetic World. Designing Freedom ponders the possibilities of liberty in a cybernetic world
Brain of the firm : the managerial cybernetics of organization by Stafford Beer ( Book )
44 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the second edition of a book which has already become a management standard both in universities and on the bookshelves of managers and their advisers. Brain of the Firm develops an account of the firm based upon insights derived from the study of the human nervous system, and is a basic text from the author's theory of viable systems. Despite the neurophysiology, the book is written for managers to understand. The companion volume to this book is The Heart of Enterprise, which is intended to support and complement this text."--BOOK JACKET
Cybernetics and management by Stafford Beer ( Book )
56 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Platform for change; a message from Stafford Beer by Stafford Beer ( Book )
36 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diagnosing the system for organizations by Stafford Beer ( Book )
33 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 the System deals with the fundamental problem of management - how to cope with complexity itself. It shows you how to design (or redesign) an enterprise in conformity with the laws of viability, and will help you to diagnose faults in your organizational structure."--BOOK JACKET
The heart of enterprise by Stafford Beer ( Book )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Management science; the business use of operations research by Stafford Beer ( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and Spanish and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond dispute : the invention of team syntegrity by Stafford Beer ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kybernetik und Management by Stafford Beer ( Book )
17 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brain of the firm; a development in management cybernetics by Stafford Beer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neurologie de l'entreprise : cybernétique appliquée à la gestion des organisations by Stafford Beer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kybernetische Fuehrungslehre by Stafford Beer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Management die Praxis der Unternehmensforschung by Stafford Beer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La science de la gestion; la recherche opérationnelle dans l'entreprise. Traduction de Jacques Boulle by Stafford Beer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in French and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cibernética y administración by Stafford Beer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scope for operational research in industry by Stafford Beer ( Book )
7 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operational research and personnel management by Stafford Beer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autopoiesis and cognition : the realization of the living by Humberto R Maturana ( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What makes a living system a living system? What kind of biological phenomenon is the phenomenon of cognition? These two questions have been frequently considered, but, in this volume, the authors consider them as concrete biological questions. Their analysis is bold and provocative, for the authors have constructed a systematic theoretical biology which attempts to define living systems not as objects of observation and description, nor even as interacting systems, but as self-contained unities whose only reference is to themselves. The consequence of their investigations and of their living systems as self-making, self-referring autonomous unities, is that they discovered that the two questions have a common answer: living systems are cognitive systems, and living as a process is a process of cognition. The result of their investigations is a completely new perspective of biological (human) phenomena. During the investigations, it was found that a complete linguistic description pertaining to the 'organization of the living' was lacking and, in fact, was hampering the reporting of results. Hence, the authors have coined the word 'autopoiesis' to replace the expression 'circular organization'. Autopoiesis conveys, by itself, the central feature of the organization of the living, which is autonomy
 
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Alternative Names
Beer, Anthony Stafford, 1926-2002
Beer, S.
Bir, St.
Bir, St., 1926-
Bir, St. 1926-2002
Stafford Beer
Бир, С. (Стаффорд)
ビーア, S
ビーア, スタッフォード
Languages
English (320)
German (23)
Spanish (14)
French (8)
Portuguese (4)
Danish (2)
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