Critical Systems Thinking: Current Research and Practice

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Robert L. Flood, Norma R.A. Romm
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 31, 1997 - Business & Economics - 301 pages
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This volume offers comprehensive treatment of the latest developments in critical systems thinking and practice. The book features contributions by researchers at the prestigious Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull, England. The emphasis is on rigorous analysis of the wide range of approaches to problem solving reported in the research literature. This work will enhance the studies of researchers and students in the areas of systems problem solving, action research, management science, and operational research.
 

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Contents

A Taste for Research and Practice
1
Chapter
8
What Is This Thing Called CST?
11
Chapter 2
22
7
35
Dealing with Diversity
37
A Foucauldian Reflection on Critical Systems Thinking
63
Chapter 5
81
The Issue of Researcher
179
I
195
Practice
215
Handout Worksheet for Implementation Days
227
Chapter
235
Chapter
251
25
265
26
271

ll
93
Chapter
110
Chapter 7
117
Critical Creativity and Total Systems Intervention
141
Chapter 9
165
Chapter 15
273
30
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Preserving a Taste for Research and Practice without Recipes
297
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