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Russell Ackoff

  • Magnus Ramage
  • Karen Shipp

Russell Ackoff (usually known as ‘Russ’) is a pioneer of the application of systems approaches to management, both through theoretical developments and through a deep and practical engagement with many different organisations. He is a passionate advocate of the need for systems approaches to take full account of the complexity of inter-related problems and not simply to present glib technical solutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Ramage
    • 1
  • Karen Shipp
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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