Book 2012

Systemic Management for Intelligent Organizations

Concepts, Models-Based Approaches and Applications

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ISBN: 978-3-642-29243-9 (Print) 978-3-642-29244-6 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Methodology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-19

      Cybernetic Management Paradigms

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      Pages 21-46

      The Importance of Being Atheoretical: Management as Engineering

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      Pages 47-60

      What Is a Validation Methodology? Analyzing and Synthesizing Two Meanings

  3. Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61

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      Pages 63-82

      The Management of Strategic-Foresight Activities: Evidence from Large European Multinationals

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      Pages 83-98

      More Foxes in the Boardroom: Systems Thinking in Action

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      Pages 99-119

      The Management of Innovations and Personal Well-being: A Trans-Disciplinary Model and Empirical Findings

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      Pages 121-139

      Can a Cybernetic Approach Help Build Intelligent Organizations? A Critical Inquiry

  4. System Dynamics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141

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      Pages 143-161

      Enhancing Performance Management and Sustainable Organizational Growth Through System-Dynamics Modelling

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      Pages 163-178

      Turning Innovation into Value

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      Pages 179-193

      System Dynamics in Distressed Investments: Power and Limitations from the Perspective of a Project Manager

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      Pages 195-208

      Application of Systems Thinking in Management Consulting

  5. Viable System Model

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

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      Pages 211-225

      Organizational Cybernetics and Urban Planning: The Case of the University of A Coruña

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      Pages 227-236

      Reflections on Adequate System Variety

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      Pages 237-247

      Sustainable Governance

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      Pages 249-268

      Business Intelligence and Second-Order Cybernetics: The Importance of Knowledge Management

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 269-273