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Managing the Unknowable


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Preface. The Author. New Mind-Sets for Managing the Future. The Failure of Conventional Management: Using Orderly Strategies ina Disorderly World. Stable Instability: Creating the Far-from-EquillibiumOrganization. Creativity and Continuous Chaos: Discovering the Undiscovered inComplex Organizations. Strategic Thinking and Continuous Contention: Confronting anOpen-Anded Future. Strategic Agenda: Deciphering the Patterns in Goals andActions. Strategic Control: Managing the Boundary Between Plans andChange. Participation, Heirarchy, and Stability: Finding the MiddleGround. Steps Toward Managing an Unkowable Future. Note. Index.

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Ralph Douglas Stacey is a British organizational theorist and Professor of Management at Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire, in the UK and one of the pioneers of enquiring into the implications of the natural sciences of complexity for understanding human organisations and their management.

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