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Systems concepts in action : a practitioner's toolkit

Author: Bob Williams; Richard Hummelbrunner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Systems Concepts in Action: A Practitioner's Toolkit offers out a wide range of systems methods to help readers investigate, evaluate and intervene in complex messy situations.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Bob, 1951-
Systems concepts in action.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, ©2011
(DLC) 2010030286
(OCoLC)630479912
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Williams; Richard Hummelbrunner
ISBN: 9780804776554 0804776555
OCLC Number: 719377483
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 327 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
About systems, thinking systemically, and being systemic --
Causal loop diagrams --
System dynamics --
Social network analysis --
Outcome mapping --
Process monitoring of impacts --
Strategic assumption surfacing and testing --
Strategic area assessment --
The CDE model --
Assumption-based planning --
Cynefin --
Solution focus --
Viable system model --
Cultural historical activity theory --
Soft systems methodology --
Dialectical methods of inquiry --
Scenario technique --
Systemic questioning --
Circular dialogues --
Critical systems heuristics.
Responsibility: Bob Williams and Richard Hummelbrunner.

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"The book demonstrates convincingly that systems approaches to evaluation are more than 'spaghetti diagram' logic models. With clear introductions to many different approaches, and how they can be Read more...

 
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