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Ackoff's Best His Classic Writings on Management

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ISBN-10: 0471316342

ISBN-13: 9780471316343

Edition: 1999

Authors: Russell L. Ackoff

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The essays included in Ackoff's Best range from corporate planning and understanding the difference between growth and development, to recent work on applying systems thinking to small teams to make them more effective.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760

Systems
Our Changing Concept of the World
Reflections on Systems and Their Models
Growth versus Development
Toward a System of Systems Concepts
Beating the System
Planning
The Nature of Planning
Alternative Types of Planning
Problem Treatments
Mess Management
Ends Planning
@aMission Statements
Creativity and Constraints
Applications
Consumer Design
Education
@aNever Let Your Schooling Interfere with Your Education
Crime
The Effect of Advertising on Sales: A Study of Relations
On Pairs and Trios: The Smallest Social Systems
Why People Drink: Toward Understanding Objectives
Corporate Perestroika: The Internal Market Economy
Design of Management Systems
Science
The Nature of Science and Methodology
Objectivity
Rationality
The Future of Operational Research Is Past
Epilogue: The Role of Business in a Democratic Society
Index