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How concepts solve management problems

Author: Mike Metcalfe; Edward Elgar Publishing.
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd., 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a process for conceiving solutions to complex, wicked, messy, swampy or socio-technical problems. When charged with complex problem solving, a useful set of concepts needs to emerge, be agreed, and acted upon. Using relevant examples and solution mapping, Mike Metcalfe explains how pragmatic philosophy can be used as a process for solving such issues. To explain why and how to formulate reflective,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Metcalfe; Edward Elgar Publishing.
ISBN: 1783471077 9781783471072 9781783471089 1783471085
OCLC Number: 891882589
Notes: In Elgaronline.
Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 19 mai 2014).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (232 p.) : fichiers PDF
Contents: 1. Reflective thinking --
2. Problem-solving as pragmatic inquiry --
3. Concerns as default concepts --
4. Collaborative planning --
5. Idea networking --
6. Solution concepts --
7. Concepts as dialectic decision criteria --
8. Solution action plans --
9. Paradoxical consequences --
10. Questioning action plans --
11. Solutions mapping --
12. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Mike Metcalfe.

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To explain why and how to formulate reflective, pragmatic, or concept driven problem-solving, this book uses the concepts of:* Pragmatic inquiry* Stakeholders' concerns* Idea networking* Solution  Read more...

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