Systems View of Management and Organizations

  • Robert L. Flood
  • Ewart R. Carson


This is the first of three chapters dealing with Theme C. Theme C provides a focus on systems ideas applied in the social domain. We start by undertaking a critical review of cybernetics and organization theory. This chapter first appeared in 1988 without the case study (Flood and Jackson, 1988).


Organization Theory Contingency Theory Viable System Model Sociotechnical System Batch Plant 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Flood
    • 1
  • Ewart R. Carson
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of HullHullEngland
  2. 2.City UniversityLondonEngland

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