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Book : Systems Thinking, Systems Practice (1981)

Systems Thinking, Systems Practice

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s):Checkland, Peter

Published: 1981 • ISBN: 0471279110 • 344 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

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Other Versions: 1999

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A classic in the field, this book discusses the interaction between theory and practice of problem-solving methodology. The culmination of a decade of action research aimed at using systems ideas as a help in tackling the ill-structured problems of the real world

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Ch. 1 The Subject of Systems

Pt. 1 Systems Thinking - The Systems Movement in the Context of Science

  • Ch. 2 Science as a Human Activity: Its History and its Method
  • Ch. 3 Science and the Systems Movement
  • Ch. 4 Some Systems Thinking

Pt. 2 Systems Practice - Action Research to Establish the Use of Systems Concepts in Problem-Solving

  • Ch. 5 'Hard' Systems Thinking - The Engineers' Contribution
  • Ch. 6 The Development of 'Soft' Systems Thinking
  • Ch. 7 The Systems Methodology in Action

Copyright 1981 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


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