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Ackoff, Russell Lincoln 1919-2009

Works: 303 works in 1,254 publications in 9 languages and 18,308 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, Author of introduction, Restager , Publishing director
Classifications: HD31, 658
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Most widely held works about Russell Lincoln Ackoff
Most widely held works by Russell Lincoln Ackoff
The democratic corporation : a radical prescription for recreating corporate America and rediscovering success by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all know that American business needs fixing, and there is no shortage of prescriptions: imitate the Japanese, or follow the example of successful firms, or practice right-sizing. But these approaches do not work very well, says Russell Ackoff, because they only attack the problem piecemeal-and it is the entire system of American business that is flawed. In this revolutionary new book by a widely respected business thinker and pioneer in the fields of operations research and systems thinking, Ackoff underscores the urgent need to overhaul the kinds of systems found in America, from our business schools to our boardrooms. And he shows how firms can break out of the mold-and leapfrog the competition in today's volatile economy. To give managers insight into the concept of organizations, Ackoff shows how they have been viewed since the Renaissance: first as machines, later as organisms, and today as social systems. As social systems, companies produce and distribute wealth and raise our standard of living. They are also responsible for facilitating and encouraging the development of the larger systems that contain them and all their stakeholders.; The quality of worklife within an organization is key. Work has to be challenging and enjoyable if workers are to give it their full commitment, and Ackoff outlines major ways to achieve this goal. Along the way, Ackoff explodes a number of fashionable business notions. He asserts that firms that try to imitate successful competitors are doomed to play catch-up forever. He attacks the idea of continuous improvement, showing that it has failed to make quantum leaps in quality, and he demonstrates how to re-orient the pursuit of quality. After revealing the weakness in many current practices, Ackoff describes three organizational schemes that will lead to success. In the Circular Organization, a democratic hierarchy, everyone participates directly or indirectly in decisions that affect their work. In the Internal Market Economy, organizations treat their different parts like a collection of firms doing business with each other-which promotes cooperation and eliminates wasteful internal competition. And with the Multidimensional Organization, a company becomes so powerful and flexible that continuous adaptation can happen without reorganization.; Ackoff caps off the book with an incisive critique of business schools, describing how they must be transformed to turn out the leaders we need for the competitive American organization of the 21st century. Enabling managers to understand the profound interrelationships in the American economy and to tap into them for success, The Democratic Corporation is a major work by an innovative thinker that is certain to cause ripples throughout the business community
Re-creating the corporation : a design of organizations for the 21st century by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While most business and management schools continue to teach the functions of a corporation separately - production, marketing, finance, personnel - the reality is that for a corporation to endure each division must work with the others to create an effective system. Re-Creating the Corporation is Ackoff's blueprint for understanding and creating these model corporate systems. In four comprehensive sections - Background, Process, Designs, and Change - Ackoff lays out in clear concise prose the five organizational goals of successful corporate systems: plan effectively, learn and adapt rapidly, democratize, introduce internal market economies, and employ a flexible structure that will minimize the need for future restructuring. And through a deft mix of practical and theoretical examples drawn from a wide range of applications in a wide range of firms, this book ultimately guides executives to the system best suited to meet their organizational goals."--Jacket
Introduction to operations research by C. West Churchman( Book )

66 editions published between 1957 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem. The model. Inventory models. Allocation models. Waiting-time models. Replacement models. Competitive models. Testing, control and implementation. Administration of operations research. Index
The art of problem solving : accompanied by Ackoff's fables by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practical guide shows you how to develop an understanding of the art of creative thinking and the design of creative solutions. Using Ackoff's fables - humorous yet practical parables, based on real problems by real managers - you'll see why solving a problem seldom solves the problem, and why approaching it from a new, unorthodox angle often does
Scientific method: optimizing applied research decisions by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to improve the skill of the scientist in the conduct of inquiry
Redesigning the future: a systems approach to societal problems by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management in small doses by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las ganancias - El diseño del consumidor - La tecnología más apropiada - La compra de empresas - La reconceptualización de la empresa - La malla-administración - El crecimiento y el desarrollo - El valor de la empresa - La economía de la firma - La medición del desempeño - El enunciado de misión - La efectividad humana - La calidad de vida en el trabajo - Los incentivos - La resurrección de Atlantic & Pacific Tea - El paternalismo - La corrupción - El alcoholismo y las tensiones - La excesiva comunicación - La jerga - Los gerentes controlados por computadora - Los sistemas de desinformación gerencial - La matemática de la administración - Los diferentes tipos de problemas - El tratamiento de los problemas - De la creatividad - La manera de ganarle al sistema - La defensa contra las ideas innovadoras - Lo obvio - La objetividad - La irracionalidad - La publicidad : ¿prodigio o derroche? - La administración de las interacciones - La estética del trabajo - La amistad - El respeto - El co
A concept of corporate planning by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating the corporate future : plan or be planned for by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

16 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines ideas and methods by which managers can prepare for future corporate developments, offering advice on problems, opportunities, objectives, resources, and planning decisions and processes
Fundamentals of operations research by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and Swedish and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On purposeful systems by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

47 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manager's guide to operations research by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

47 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and French and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design of social research by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

51 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O significado da pesquisa e experimentos metodologicamente planejados; Formulacao do problema; Modelo de pesquisa idealizada;O planejamento da pesquisa pratica: amostragem; A logica dos procedimentos estatisticos; Testes de hipoteses; A fase observacional do planejamento da pesquisa pratica; A fase operacional do planejamento de pesquisa pratica
Revitalizing western economies by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idealized design : creating an organization's future by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the best way to drive fundamental, transformative change within your organization? Envision your ideal solution: then, work backwards to where you are. It's called idealized design, and this book covers every facet of this breakthrough methodology
Ackoff's best : his classic writings on management by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ackoff's exploration of systems theory and its effect on business provides the backbone of this collection. Also included are his most lasting and thought-provoking writings on an array of topics in business, society and human behavior that well reflect the sweeping scope of Ackoff's intellect and expertise. From managing teams, maximizing the effectiveness of information systems, and problem solving, to creativity, crime, and the role of the corporation in a democratic society, these writings are a cornucopia of insights, observations, and powerful lessons that will help you maximize your personal development and the effectiveness of your organization
Planning for human systems : essays in honor of Russell L. Ackoff( )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Lincoln Ackoff is a recognized authority in the field of operations research and systems theory. This volume is divided into four major sections. The first deals with Ackoff's intellectual roots in the American pragmatic tradition. The second section demonstrates how systems thinkers have incorporated Ackoff's ideas in their own work. The third section shows the influence of Ackoff's thinking on decision making and problem solving, while the final section offers a reassessment of current approaches to systems planning on the national level. In addition, the editors have provided a general introduction, as well as introductions to each of the five sections. Planning for Human Systems will be of interest to students and scholars of operations research and systems theory.Contributors: Michel Chevalier, C. West Churchman, Thomas A. Cowan, Eric Trist, Ian I. Mitroff, Stafford Beer, and Ignacy Sachs
Turning learning right side up : putting education back on track by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 150 years, virtually everything has changed ... except education. In the age of the Internet, we educate people much as we did during the industrial revolution. We educate them for a world that no longer exists, instilling values that are antithetical to those of a free, 21st century democracy. Perhaps worst of all, too many schools extinguish the human creativity and joy they ought to nourish. In this book, legendary systems scientist Dr. Russell Ackoff and "in-the-trenches" education innovator Daniel Greenberg offer a radically new path forward. In the year's most provocative conversation, they take on the very deepest questions about education: What should be its true purpose? Must schools be the way they are? Do classrooms make sense anymore? What should we teach? What should individuals contribute to their own education? What if students did the teaching and teachers did the learning? Is it possible to eliminate old-fashioned distinctions between subjects and between the arts and sciences? What would the ideal lifelong education look like: at the K-12 level, at universities and colleges, in the workplace, and beyond? How do you educate for a world that doesn't yet exist? And how do you pay for tomorrow's "ideal schools"? Ackoff and Greenberg each bring a lifetime of success making radical change. Here, they combine deep idealism with a relentless focus on the real world and arrive at solutions that make far more sense than anything we're doing now
Redesigning society by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Ackoff and Rovin use systems theory to develop new approaches to governance, the structure and function of our cities, and civic leadership in general. Each chapter tackles a different, important, and timely issue. The authors develop and present specific solutions, with the intention of starting a national dialogue about the structure and organization of American society. Their redesign, radical in its scope and ambition, draws upon existing technology and social constructs, but provides innovative ways to apply them."--Jacket
Designing a national scientific and technological communication system by Russell Lincoln Ackoff( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors: Russell L. Ackoff, Martin C. J. Elton, Thomas A Cowan, James C. Emery, Peter Davis, Marybeth L. Meditz, Wladimer M. Sachs. With the collaboration of William C. Donovan, Mohammad Jahani, and Jonathan V. Rosenhead
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Re-creating the corporation : a design of organizations for the 21st century
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Ackhoff, Russel Lincoln Betriebswissenschaftler 1919-2009

Ackhoff, Russel Lincoln Industrial engineer 1919-2009

Ackhoff, Russel Lincoln Ingénieur en organisation 1919-2009

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Ackoff, Russ Betriebswissenschaftler 1919-2009

Ackoff, Russ Industrial engineer 1919-2009

Ackoff, Russ Ingénieur en organisation 1919-2009

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Ackoff, Russell Lincoln Industrial engineer 1919-2009

Ackoff, Russell Lincoln Ingénieur en organisation 1919-2009

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Lincoln Ackoff, Russell 1919-2009

Lincoln, Ackoff, Russell Betriebswissenschaftler 1919-2009

Lincoln, Ackoff, Russell Industrial engineer 1919-2009

Lincoln, Ackoff, Russell Ingénieur en organisation 1919-2009

Russell Ackoff Amerikaans econoom (1919-2009)

Russell Ackoff US-amerikanischer Organisationstheoretiker

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애코프, 러셀 링컨 1919-2009

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Re-creating the corporation : a design of organizations for the 21st centuryThe art of problem solving : accompanied by Ackoff's fablesManagement in small dosesCreating the corporate future : plan or be planned forOn purposeful systemsIdealized design : creating an organization's futureAckoff's best : his classic writings on managementTurning learning right side up : putting education back on trackRedesigning society