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Operational Research and the Social Sciences

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 A Behavioural Science Perspective on Operational Research Practice
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    Chapter 2 An Operational Researcher Looks at the Social Sciences
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    Chapter 3 On Flexibility and Freedom
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    Chapter 4 OR and Social Science: Fundamental Thoughts
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    Chapter 5 Operational Research as Negotiation
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    Chapter 6 The Visibility of Social Systems
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    Chapter 7 Post Modernism: Threat or Opportunity?
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    Chapter 8 Or as a Problem Situation: From Soft Systems Methodology to Critical Science
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    Chapter 9 Critical Heuristics of Social Systems Design
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    Chapter 10 OR : Social Science or Barbarism
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    Chapter 11 On Technical, Pragmatic and Ethical Action. A challenge for OR?
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    Chapter 12 Operational Research as a Social Science
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    Chapter 13 Social Sciences for O.R. — An Overview
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    Chapter 14 O.R. Images in Organisation Theory: A Critique
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    Chapter 15 Social Science and OR Technology
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    Chapter 16 O.R. — Technology
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    Chapter 17 Auto-Reflexive Algondonic Looping of Pedagogic Operational Research
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    Chapter 18 O.R. and Social Sciences: A Story of ON-OFF Relationships
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    Chapter 19 The Total Organisation System (TOS) Why Operational Research and The Social Sciences Cannot Match
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    Chapter 20 O.R., The Social Siences and Policy-Making in a Network of Professions
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    Chapter 21 Effectiveness Versus Efficiency:Operations Research in a New Light
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    Chapter 22 Methodology
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    Chapter 23 Dualism in Social Theory and Systems Practice
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    Chapter 24 A Scientific Approach to Methodology
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    Chapter 25 The Application of the Theory of Directed Graphs in the Social Sciences
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    Chapter 26 Applying the Data Dictionary Concept to Models of Social and Industrial Systems
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    Chapter 27 Participation, Productivity, and Stability
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    Chapter 28 Institutions and Intelligent Systems
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    Chapter 29 Limitations of Managerial Communication Research: No Significantly Different Methods Explore Status and Sex of Managers
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    Chapter 30 Poverty and Non-Farm Employment in LDCs
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    Chapter 31 OR and Systems
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    Chapter 32 Methodologies for Messes
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    Chapter 33 “What a Mess!” The Case of the Necessary Myth
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    Chapter 34 On the Concept of Mess
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    Chapter 35 The Limits to Human Organisation: The Emergence of Autopoietic Systems
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    Chapter 36 From Measurement and Control to Learning and Redirection: Using ‘SOFT’ Systems Thinking in the Evaluation of Human Action
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    Chapter 37 Is Speaking Man an Ethical Creature
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    Chapter 38 Invention of “Master System” as Distinct from Expert System — Its Superior Role in the Perspective of the Computer Evolution
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    Chapter 39 The Social System of National Health Care
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    Chapter 40 Optimal Location of School Facilities
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    Chapter 41 Intervention and Change
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    Chapter 42 Firm Specific Knowledges: Their Critical Scrutiny
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    Chapter 43 Intervention and Change Process: Interaction Between Communication and Formalization
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    Chapter 44 The Challenge of the New Organization
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    Chapter 45 Project Based Work Groups and the Organisation
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    Chapter 46 New Paradign Research as Part of a Holistic Production Planning and Control System for a Carpet Manufacturing Firm in Scotland
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    Chapter 47 Prduction Planning Systems for Corporations with Separated and Competing Production Units
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    Chapter 48 Operational Research and Production Management: The Case of “OPT”
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    Chapter 49 A Framework for the Design of Effective Structures for Organisations Facing Rapid Technological Change
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    Chapter 50 How Intervention Procedures May be Related to Different Kinds of Change
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    Chapter 51 Changing Social Change
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    Chapter 52 Design and Planning
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    Chapter 53 Planning as Responsible Schemings
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    Chapter 54 An Application of Utility Function Theory To Large-scale Public Decision Problem
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    Chapter 55 Decision Analysis Models as a Framework for Policy Dialogue
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    Chapter 56 Computer Supported Decision Making System in the Preliminary Design
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    Chapter 57 Pragmatic Structures for Social Interaction
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    Chapter 58 Operational Research in Organisational Design with Special Referenve to Design of Public Sector Organisations in Developing Economies
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    Chapter 59 Information Systems
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    Chapter 60 Role Analysis in Information Systems Development
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    Chapter 61 Information Systems Evaluation: Understanding Subjective Assessments
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    Chapter 62 Evaluation of Information Systems: A Case Stdy of a Manufacturing Organisation
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    Chapter 63 The Organisation as an Information System
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    Chapter 64 The Formation of is Strategy: A Case Study of a Building Society
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    Chapter 65 An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Buiding a Process Model of Management Policy Making
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    Chapter 66 Infortmation Systems and Operatinal Research
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    Chapter 67 Operational Research Application in Information System Design
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    Chapter 68 A Structuring Approach in Designing Information Systems Environments
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    Chapter 69 OR and Rule-Based Expert Systems
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    Chapter 70 Problems of Measurement
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    Chapter 71 Practical Issues in Planning: A Case of Methodology
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    Chapter 72 Toward a Stakeholder Paradigm in Corporate Produtivty Measurement and Analysis
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    Chapter 73 Assessing Economic Inequality
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    Chapter 74 Optimal Scaling for Ordered Categories
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    Chapter 75 Modelling Social Behaviour
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    Chapter 76 Cognitive Mapping as Conceptual Modelling
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    Chapter 77 Modelling Social Behaviour in Management Education
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    Chapter 78 Qualitative and Quantitative Models of Social Behaviour with Respect to Health Promotion and Waste Disposal
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    Chapter 79 A Formal Representation of Interorganizational Interactions for Public Decisions
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    Chapter 80 Thank You for not Smoking: Simulating the Growth of a New Social Norm
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    Chapter 81 On Leadership and Effective Control in Police Forces
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    Chapter 82 Morality and Moral Behavior: A Study on Operationally
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    Chapter 83 An Experimental Investigation of Subjective Discount Rates
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    Chapter 84 Power, Conflict and Control
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    Chapter 85 Domination: Strategic Premise Setting as Ideological Instrument
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    Chapter 86 Conflict & Consensus: Ethical Operational Research
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    Chapter 87 Threats to Innovation; Roadblocks to Implementation: The Politics of the Productive Process
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    Chapter 88 Waste Management Planning in an English County: A Case Study of O R in Action
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    Chapter 89 Conflict Management in Cooperative Games: Searching for Consensus and Convergence
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    Chapter 90 Conflict Resolution in Group Decision Making: A Rule-Based Approach to Analysis and Support
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    Chapter 91 Operational Research and the Decision Maker
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    Chapter 92 Managing the OR-Management Interface
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    Chapter 93 Psychological Aspects of Forecasting with Statistical Methods
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    Chapter 94 The Use of Philosophy and Psychology by The Operational Research Analyst In Influencing The Decision-Maker
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    Chapter 95 Behavioural Decision Theory and Operational Research
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    Chapter 96 Problem-Perceptions as “Real” Decision-Inputs: A Case-Study in Managerial Decision- Making
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    Chapter 97 The Use of Probability Axioms for Evaluating and Improving Forecasts
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    Chapter 98 Models and Executive Decision Makers
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    Chapter 99 A Synthesis of Descriptive and Prescriptive Models for Decision Making
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    Chapter 100 Work
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    Chapter 101 Quality of Working Life and Oraganisational Effectiveness
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    Chapter 102 Career Planing and Management
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    Chapter 103 Routinization of Work and The Quality Of Working Life: A Study Among Canadian Nurses
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    Chapter 104 Operational Research and Project Control In The Computer Industry
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    Chapter 105 Post-Industrial Society
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    Chapter 106 Ideas on a Meaning-Generating Work and a Self-Reflecting Social Science
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    Chapter 107 Post-Industrialism, Postmodernity and O.R.: Toward A ‘Custom and Practice’ of Responsibility and Possibility
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    Chapter 108 Play and Organizations
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    Chapter 109 As if it Matterd Anyway …. A Requim and Overture for Operational Research
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Title
Operational Research and the Social Sciences
Published by
Springer US, December 2012
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4613-0789-1
ISBNs
978-1-4612-8083-5, 978-1-4613-0789-1
Editors

Jackson, M. C., Keys, P., Cropper, S. A.

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