Decision and Control: The Meaning of Operational Research and Management Cybernetics

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Presents the basic approaches underlying Stafford Beer's thinking since the publication of his first book in 1959. Deals with a philosophy of science relevant to management and particularly with the nature of models. Demonstrates all major points through examples quoted of management science applications to industry and government.

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"Stafford Beer is undoubtedly among the world?s most provocative,creative, and profound thinkers on the subject of management, andhe records his thinking with a flair that is unmatched. His writingis as much art as it is science. He is the most viable system Iknow." Dr Russell L Ackoff, The Institute for InteractiveManagement, Pennsylvania, USA.

"If?anyone can make it [Operations Research] understandablyreadable and positively interesting it is Stafford Beer ? everyonein management?should be grateful to him for using clear and attimes elegant English and ? even elegant diagrams." The EconomistAwarded the 1966 Lanchester Prize by the Operations ResearchSociety of America for the best work published in 1966 in the fieldof management science this book has been regarded as a ?Classic?ever since.

"in the literature of management there is nothing to be comparedwith it?" Operational Research Quarterly

"This superb book is one of the very best I have ever read onmanagement science." Management Science

"A brilliant book? which rose far above the ruck ofjargon-ridden ephemera. This is a study?profound, wide ranging,witty, graceful and self-critical of the working of managerialsystems?" The Sunday Times

"The sheer scale and scope of Beer?s book would rate itmanagement text of the year in any list" The Statist

"Decision and Control is a major work, both elegant anderudite." The Guardian

"Beer?s imagination and enthusiasm stimulate those with whom heworks to seek and cause improvements?" The Director

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