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Business planning for turbulent times : new methods for applying scenarios

Author: Rafael Ramírez, professeur de gestion); John W Selsky; Kees A van der Heijden
Publisher: London ; Washington : Earthscan, 2010.
Series: Science in society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects exemplified by the implosion of financial markets and economies around the globe. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rafael Ramírez, professeur de gestion); John W Selsky; Kees A van der Heijden
ISBN: 9781849710602 1849710600 9781849710619 1849710619
OCLC Number: 930367364
Description: 1 vol. (xxii- 314 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface * Part I * Introduction: Why Write This Book and for Whom? * Conceptual and Historical Overview * How Do Scenario Practices and Search Conferences Complement Each Other? * Reflecting on Scenario Practice: The Contribution of a Soft Systems Perspective * New Forms of Coherence for the Social Engagement of the Social Scientist: The Theory and Facilitation of Organizational Change from the Perspective of the Emery-Trist Systems Paradigm and the Ilya Prigogine School of Thought * Part II * Turbulence in the Indian Agricultural Sector: A Scenario Analysis * Swarm Planning: A New Design Paradigm Dealing with Long-Term Problems Associated with Turbulence * Designing More Effective Political Governance of Turbulent Fields: The Case of Healthcare * To What Extent Do Venezuela s Causal Textures Allow Scenarios to Work towards Social Dialogue? * Part III * Managing Disruptive Change and Turbulence through Continuous Change Thinking and Scenarios * Scenarios that Provide Clarity in Addressing Turbulence * From Causal Textures to Predetermined Elements to New Realities in Scenario Thinking and Practice * Conceptions of Fairness and Forming the Common Ground * Turbulence and Corporate Social Responsibility: Is There a Role for Scenarios? * Turbulence, Business Planning and the Unfolding 'Crisis': The Canary in the Mind * Part IV * Conclusion: The Conjuncture of Scenarios and Causal Textures - Contributions and Progress * Index
Series Title: Science in society series.
Responsibility: edited by Rafael Ramírez, John W. Selsky and Kees van der Heijden.

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