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< previous page page_31 next page > Page 31 Chapter 2 A System of Systems Methodologies We shouldn't read too many books. . . . It will be enough to read a dozen or so. If we read too many, we can move towards our opposite, become bookworms, dogmatists, revisionists. Mao Tse-Tung in S. Schram (ed.) Mao Tse-Tung Unrehearsed. 2.1 Introductio n A major difficulty for managers and management scientists seeking to use systems thinking is knowing how to employ the range of different systems approaches available. Suppose a manager
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Unformatted text preview: faces some major organisational issues and is convinced that using a systems approach can help alleviate the difficulties should he or she choose: operational research systems analysis systems engineering system dynamics viable system diagnosis general system theory socio-technical systems thinking contingency theory social systems design strategic assumption surfacing and testing interactive planning soft systems methodology &lt; previous page page_31 next page &gt;...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

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