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< previous page page_141 next page > Page 141 Mason, R. O. (1969). A dialectical approach to strategic planning, Management Science , 15, B40314. For the critique of SAST see: Cosier, R. A. (1981). Dialectical inquiry in strategic planning: A case of premature acceptance? Academy of Management Review , 6, 6438. Cosier, R. A., Ruble, T. L. and Aplin, J. C. (1978). An evaluation of the effectiveness of dialectical inquiring systems, Management
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Science , 24, 148390. Mitroff, I. I. and Mason, R. O. (1981). The metaphysics of policy and planning: A reply to Cosier, Academy of Management Review , 6, 64951. Jackson, M. C. (1989). Assumptional analysis: An elucidation and appraisal for systems practitioners, Systems Practice , 2, 1128. We noted the importance of C. West Churchman's work as an
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Unformatted text preview: inspiration to Mason and Mitroff and also to Ackoff, Checkland and Ulrich. Churchman's main volumes are: Churchman, C. W. (1968). Challenge to Reason , McGraw-Hill, New York. Churchman, C. W. (1968). The Systems Approach , Dell Publishing, New York. Churchman, C. W. (1971). The Design of Inquiring Systems, Basic Concepts of Systems and Organisation , Basic Books, New York. Churchman, C. W. (1979). The Systems Approach and its Enemies , Basic Books, New York. Churchman, C. W. (1981). Thought and Wisdom , Intersystems Publications, Seaside California. A special Festschrift issue of the learned journal Systems Practice , Volume 1, Number 4, devoted to C. West Churchman, provides further insight into his life's work. &lt; previous page page_141 next page &gt;...
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