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Wisdom, knowledge, and management : a critique and analysis of Churchman's systems approach

Author: John P Van Gigch; Janet J McIntyre-Mills
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2006.
Series: C. West Churchman and related works series, v. 2.
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Part of the "Churchman's Legacy and Related Works" series, this work draws contributions from leading systems thinkers inspired by the works of C West Churchman. It reveals how modern authors interpret Churchman's ideas, apply them to their own line of thinking and develop their own brand of Systemics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wisdom, knowledge, and management.
New York : Springer, ©2006
(DLC) 2006932258
(OCoLC)79463573
Named Person: C West Churchman; C West Churchman; C West Churchman; C West Churchman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P Van Gigch; Janet J McIntyre-Mills
ISBN: 9780387365060 0387365060 0387353895 9780387353890
OCLC Number: 262691610
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 367 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Matter; Progress Achieving C. West Churchman's Epistemological Program; The Paradigm of the Science of Management and of Management Science; Churchman's Contributions to the Advancement of Management Science; Expanding Churchman's Philosophical Discourse; Certitude in a Post-Modern World?; Addressing Complex Decision Problems in Distributed Environments; Epistemic Humility; In Search of an Ethical Science; Ethics and Enlightened Personal Responsibility; May the Whole Earth Be Happy; An Outline of a Descriptive Theory of the Enterprise; Organizational Efficiency and Values.
Series Title: C. West Churchman and related works series, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by John P. van Gigch in collaboration with Janet McIntyre-Mills.
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"The Systems Approach and Its Enemies" (C West Churchman, 1979) is one of Churchman's most significant works. In this particular writing he displayed two main tendencies, that he was a Skeptic and  Read more...

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