Business Strategies for a Messy World: Tools for Systemic Problem-Solving

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Springer, Nov 22, 2013 - Business & Economics - 79 pages
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Using current business examples and academic research, Tools for Systematic Problem-Solving educates managers and executives on how to systematically examine key assumptions to ensure survival and success for their organizations.
 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Chaparral SteelA Model Systems Design
2 Critical ArgumentsThe Toulmin Argumentation Schema TAS
3 AssumptionsStrategic Assumption Surfacing and Testing SAST
4 A Critical ApplicationThe US Census Bureau
5 Complex Messy Systems
6 SynthesisPutting It All Together
The Census Privacy and Data Use Workshop
Index
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Author Ian I. Mitroff: Ian I. Mitroff is Senior Research Associate at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Professor Emeritus of the University of Southern California, USA; and President of Mitroff Crisis Management.