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On purposeful systems : an interdisciplinary analysis of individual and social behavior as a system of purposeful events

Author: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; F E Emery
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Aldine Transaction, ©2006.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Lincoln Ackoff; F E Emery
ISBN: 0202307980 9780202307985
OCLC Number: 815729898
Notes: Originally published: London : Tavistock Publications, 1972.
Description: xv, 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Russell L. Ackoff, Fred E. Emery ; with a new introduction by Brent D. Ruben.

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