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Mitroff, Ian I.

Overview
Works: 119 works in 463 publications in 6 languages and 19,325 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Commentator, wpr, Other
Classifications: HD49, 658.4056
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Most widely held works by Ian I Mitroff
Why some companies emerge stronger and better from a crisis : 7 essential lessons for surviving disaster by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although crisis management has taken on new urgency in recent turbulent times, the need for careful planning did not originate on September 11,2001. Mitroff's examples, drawn from interviews conducted both after the 2001 attacks and during his 25-year career as an expert in crisis management, demonstrate the need for action - and offer a blueprint for taking it."--BOOK JACKET
The unbounded mind : breaking the chains of traditional business thinking by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global markets, Japanese competition, the service economy, the sophisticated consumer - American business today faces challenges undreamed of just a few decades ago, and traditional approaches to corporate problems are becoming increasingly less effective. And yet, as the authors of The Unbounded Mind point out, MBA programs still preach - and thousands of American firms hold sacred - an antiquated system of business thinking that is wholly inadequate to the problems they face. In this groundbreaking work, two pioneering thinkers in business studies, Ian I. Mitroff and Harold A. Linstone, pinpoint the profound changes that must occur in the way business executives think, make decisions, and solve problems, if America is to remain competitive. They put forth a radically new approach - 'new thinking' - and show executives exactly how to employ these special critical and creative tools to clear the hurdles businesses now face. Logic and rationality, they explain, are useful but limited. And traditional simplification often inhibits the ability to ask the right questions and recognize the true problem.; But varying perspectives, multiple realities, and openness to multiple solutions are the secrets of contemporary problem-solving, and lead us to the cutting edge of innovation. Clearly and compellingly, Mitroff and Linstone weave together insights gleaned from philosophy, psychology, management science, economics, and decision science, and quote thinkers from Descartes to Robert Bly, from Alvin Toffler to Chief Seattle. In illustrating how 'new thinking' differs from the usual ways in which American firms have handled problems, they analyse a wealth of examples including the decline of the American auto industry and the consequences of this country's blind exporting of technology. They also revisit and interpret some of the most grave crises corporate America has faced: the Bhopal disaster, the Tylenol scare, and the accident at Three Mile Island. Hard-hitting and insightful, The Unbounded Mind is a clarion call for American business. It argues that if we are to produce products and services that can compete in the information age, we must challenge the very foundations of our thinking, and learn how to approach decisionmaking in a truly creative way
Business not as usual : rethinking our individual, corporate, and industrial strategies for global competition by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unreality industry : the deliberate manufacturing of falsehood and what it is doing to our lives by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Hungarian and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stakeholders of the organizational mind by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framebreak : the radical redesign of American business by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals nothing less than a total, broad-ranging reconceptualization of American business can save corporations from rampant upheaval and turmoil
Challenging strategic planning assumptions : theory, cases, and techniques by Richard O Mason( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spiritual audit of corporate America : a hard look at spirituality, religion, and values in the workplace by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this book, Mitroff and Denton become the first researchers to offer hard, scientific data regarding the effect of spirituality - or the lack of it - on corporate America, that is, on the performance of organizations and executives at large. Their "spiritual audit" is based on surveys and interviews with over two hundred leaders of organizations including the YMCA, Tom's of Maine, Ben & Jerry's, and Alcoholics Anonymous. It identifies those beliefs to which employees are most committed and to what degree they are being met on the job." "What the authors found is that spirituality is one of the most important determinants of organizational performance. People who are more spiritually involved achieve better results. In fact, spirituality may well be the ultimate competitive advantage. Recounting the best practices of organizations that have learned to harness the power of spiritual energy, they show managers, executives, and organization designers how to establish policies and procedures that accommodate spirituality and leverage it as a powerful force for positive change."--Jacket
Managing crises before they happen : what every executive and manager needs to know about crisis management by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Managing Crises Before They Happen makes it clear that crisis management is not a separate program, but an integral part of the entire management system. It promotes the kind of big picture thinking and practical knowledge you need to sidestep the pitfalls of an increasingly crisis-ridden environment."--Jacket
Methodological approaches to social science by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1980 census, policymaking amid turbulence by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subjective side of science : a philosophical inquiry into the psychology of the Apollo moon scientists by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of the 21st century : managing technology and ourselves in a shrinking world by Harold A Linstone( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming the crisis-prone organization : preventing individual, organizational, and environmental tragedies by Thierry C Pauchant( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate tragedies : product tampering, sabotage, and other catastrophes by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart thinking for crazy times : the art of solving the right problems by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ability to solve the right problems gives an organization a true competitive edge. Smart Thinking for Crazy Times is leading business professor Ian Mitroff's audio guide for learning how to spot the right problems, frame them correctly, and implement appropriate solutions. You'll learn how to identify a genuine problem, approach it with a solid grasp of what is at stake, talk and think it through, and look at the whole situation in relation to its parts
Dirty rotten strategies : how we trick ourselves and others into solving the wrong problems precisely by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis management : a diagnostic guide for improving your organization's crisis-preparedness by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating a dialectical social science : concepts, methods, and models by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The depth, intensity, and long-standing nature of the disagreements between differing schools of social thought renders more critical than ever the treatment of dialectical reasoning and its relationship to the social sciences. The nature of these disagreements are deeply rooted in fundamentally differing beliefs regarding, among many things: (1) the nature of man, (2) the role of theory versus data in constructing social theories, (3) the place and function of values versus facts in inquiry, etc. It has become more and more apparent that such fundamental differences cannot be resolved by surface appeals to rationality or to consensus. Such for it is precisely the definitions of appeals are doomed to failure 'rationality' and 'consensus' that are at odds. That is, different schools not only have different definitions of rationality and consensus but different notions regarding their place and function within a total system of inquiry. A dialectical treatment of conflicts is called for because such conflicts demand a method which is capable of recognizing first of all how deep they lie. Secondly, a method is demanded which is capable of appreciating that the various sides of the conflict fundamentally depend on one another for their very existence; they depend, in other words, on one another not 'in spite of' their opposition but precisely 'because of' it
Swans, swine, and swindlers : coping with the growing threat of mega-crises and mega-messes by Can M Alpaslan( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Why some companies emerge stronger and better from a crisis : 7 essential lessons for surviving disaster
Alternative Names
Ian Mitroff American systems scientist

Mitroff, Ian 1938-

Mitroff, Ian Irving 1938-

Mītrūf, Īyān A.

إيان إ. ميتروف، 1938-

ميتروف، إيان ا.

미트로프, 이안 1938-

미트로프, 이안 I. 1938-

ミトロフ, アイアン

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The unbounded mind : breaking the chains of traditional business thinkingThe unreality industry : the deliberate manufacturing of falsehood and what it is doing to our livesFramebreak : the radical redesign of American businessA spiritual audit of corporate America : a hard look at spirituality, religion, and values in the workplaceManaging crises before they happen : what every executive and manager needs to know about crisis managementThe challenge of the 21st century : managing technology and ourselves in a shrinking worldTransforming the crisis-prone organization : preventing individual, organizational, and environmental tragediesSmart thinking for crazy times : the art of solving the right problems