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Towards a System of Systems Concepts
The concepts and terms commonly used to talk about systems have not themselves been organized into a system. An attempt to do so is made here. System and the most important types of system areExpand
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The Future of Operational Research is Past
After a brief discussion of the diagnoses of others of OR's ailments, a detailed examination is made of the impacts of academic OR on its practice. These impacts include the dispersion of OR inExpand
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Creating the Corporate Future: Plan or be Planned For
Here's why thousands of readers in business and management turn to Russell Ackoff for innovative and effective ideas: "Russell Ackoff has probably influenced more managers than any other livingExpand
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Ackoff's Best: His Classic Writings on Management
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 ofExpand
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Re-Creating the Corporation: A Design of Organizations for the 21st Century
Over the last three decades the average life expectancy of a corporation in North America has dipped well below 20 years. In fact, by 1983 a full third of the 1970 Fortune 500 companies had beenExpand
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The Art and Science of Mess Management
The design-oriented planner has a major responsibility for providing inputs to the planning process, in organizing and guiding it, in educating those involved in it, providing criteria by which the output can be evaluated, and in facilitating such evaluation. Expand
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Resurrecting the Future of Operational Research
An alternative paradigm to that currently used in OR is proposed, one based on imbedding problem solving in planning, and a radical transformation of the way OR is taught and learned is described. Expand
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On Purposeful Systems
Thank you very much for downloading on purposeful systems. As you may know, people have look hundreds times for their favorite novels like this on purposeful systems, but end up in maliciousExpand
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A concept of corporate planning
In this article, Professor Ackoff develops a new concept of planning, Adaptive Planning—in a systematic way and attempts to exploit the management and behavioural sciences to the fullest. Expand
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