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The unbounded mind : breaking the chains of traditional business thinking

Author: Ian I Mitroff; Harold A Linstone
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Global markets, Japanese competition, the service economy, the sophisticated consumer--American business today faces challenges undreamed of just a few decades ago, and traditional approaches to corporate problems are becoming increasingly less effective. And yet, as the authors of The Unbounded Mind point out, MBA programs still preach--and thousands of American firms hold sacred--an antiquated system of business  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian I Mitroff; Harold A Linstone
ISBN: 0195077830 9780195077834
OCLC Number: 25787066
Description: viii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The World That Was and Is No More --
pt. I. Old Thinking. 2. Agreement: The First Way of Knowing. 3. The World as a Formula: The Second Way of Knowing --
pt. II. Complex Thinking. 4. Multiple Realities: The Third Way of Knowing. 5. Conflict: The Fourth Way of Knowing --
pt. III. New Thinking. 6. Unbounded Systems Thinking: The Fifth Way of Knowing --
pt. IV. Applications and Methods of New Thinking. 7. Bhopal: Catastrophe Making. 8. Paradigm Breaking: Surfacing and Challenging Key Assumptions --
pt. V. The Future of Knowing. 9. Conclusion: To See the World as an Interconnected Whole --
Appendix: Deeper Aspects of Unbounded Systems Thinking.
Responsibility: Ian I. Mitroff and Harold A. Linstone.
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