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Ackoff's best : his classic writings on management

Author: Russell L Ackoff
Publisher: New York : Wiley, cop. 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Executives, managers, and students have been familiar with Russ Ackoff since the 1940s.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell L Ackoff
ISBN: 0471316342 9780471316343
OCLC Number: 452215310
Description: xi, 356 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
Contents: SYSTEMS. Our Changing Concept of the World. Reflections on Systems and Their Models. Growth versus Development. Toward a System of Systems Concepts. Beating the System. PLANNING. The Nature of Planning. Alternative Types of Planning. Problem Treatments. Mess Management. Ends Planning.@aMission Statements. Creativity and Constraints. APPLICATIONS. Consumer Design. Education.@aNever Let Your Schooling Interfere with Your Education. Crime. The Effect of Advertising on Sales: A Study of Relations. On Pairs and Trios: The Smallest Social Systems. Why People Drink: Toward Understanding Objectives. Corporate Perestroika: The Internal Market Economy. Design of Management Systems. SCIENCE. The Nature of Science and Methodology. Objectivity. Rationality. The Future of Operational Research Is Past. Epilogue: The Role of Business in a Democratic Society. Index.
Responsibility: Russell L. Ackoff.
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"Russ Ackoff uses words that cut through the familiar and open doors in one's brain."-Arie de Geus, author of The Living Company

 
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