Rethinking the process of operational research and systems analysis
Invited contributions from distinguished practitioners and methodologists of operational research and applied systems analysis which represent a true state-of-the-art and which provide, perhaps for the first time, a coherent, interlocking, set of ideas which may be considered the foundations of the subject as a science in its own right.
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Systems Approach and Systems Analysis
The Deliberative Context of Systems Analysis
Rethinking a Systems Approach
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