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Creating the Corporate Future: Plan or Be Planned for
Presents a participative, systems approach to corporate development, called Interactive Planning. Shows how to formulate the problems and opportunities of corporate growth, as well as presenting objectives and ideals to be pursued and the means toward those ends. Also stresses the implementation and control of the planning function.
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published April 27th 1981 by Wiley
(first published 1981)
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This is the most compelling book I have read about systems thinking perspective and the purpose of organizations. Organizations play a significant part in the transformation of culture and society. Ackoff describes in this book with great precision what is organizations' main reason for existance and prescribes how they can recreate themselves in alignment with the 21th century needs to bring society to greater levels of developement and quality of life."
Russell Lincoln Ackoff was Anheuser Busch Professor Emeritus of management science at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Professor Ackoff was an American organizational theorist and consultant, and a pioneer in the fields of operations research and management science.More about Russell L. Ackoff...
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