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Systems, experts, and computers the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after

Author: Agatha C Hughes; Thomas Parke Hughes
Publisher: 2000
Series: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study charts the origins and spread of the systems movement. It describes the major players - including RAND, MITRE, Ramo-Wooldrige (later TRW), and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis - and examines applications in a wide variety of military, government, civil, and engineering settings. The book is international in scope, describing the spread of systems thinking in France and Sweden. The  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Agatha C Hughes; Thomas Parke Hughes
ISBN: 9780262275873 0262275872 0585436770 9780585436777 0262082853 9780262082853 0262516047 9780262516044
OCLC Number: 1227497939
Accession No: (DE-627)1743332238 (DE-599)KEP060728566 (MITPD)6607 (EBP)060728566
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 513 pages) illustrations.
Series Title: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
Responsibility: edited by Agatha C. Hughes and Thomas P. Hughes.

Abstract:

This study charts the origins and spread of the systems movement. It describes the major players - including RAND, MITRE, Ramo-Wooldrige (later TRW), and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis - and examines applications in a wide variety of military, government, civil, and engineering settings. The book is international in scope, describing the spread of systems thinking in France and Sweden. The story it tells helps to explain engineering thought and managerial practice during the last sixty years.

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