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In the early days of Systems Analysis the focus was on providing tools for optimisation, modelling and simulation for use by experts. Now there is a recognition of the need to develop and disseminate tools to assist in making decisions , negotiating compromises and communicating preferences that can easily be used by stakeholders without the need for(More)
Entrepreneurs function as prophets, if sometimes only in a minor way, and this distinguishes them from mere speculators. Prophecy, not a scientific venture, is distinct from prediction in that it is designed mainly to elicit response; and the dynamics of response to prophecy are complex. Bubbles are shown to be typical if not inevitable products of(More)
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