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Operational Research and the Social Sciences
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O.R. and the Social Sciences Plenary Sessions.- A Behavioural Science Perspective on Operational Research Practice.- An Operational Researcher Looks at the Social Sciences.- On Flexibility and Freedom.- O.R. and Social Science: Fundamental Thoughts.- Operational Research as Negotiation.- The Visibility of Social Systems.- Post Modernism: Threat or Opportunity.- O.R. as a Problem Situation: From Soft Systems Methodology to Critical Science.- Critical Heuristics of Social Systems Design.- O.R.: Social Science or Barbarism?.- On Technical, Pragmatic and Ethical Action. A Challenge for O.R.?.- O.R. as a Social Science.- Social Sciences for O.R. - An Overview.- O.R. Images in Organisation Theory: A Critique.- Social Science and O.R.Technology.- O.R. - Technology.- Auto-reflexive Algondonic Looping of PedagogicOperational Research.- O.R. and Social Sciences: A Story of On-Off Relationships.- The Total Organisational System (TOS): Why Operational Research and the Social Sciences Cannot Match.- O.R., the Social Sciences and Policy-Making in a Network of Professions.- Effectiveness Versus Efficiency: Operations Research in a New Light.- Methodology.- Dualism in Social Theory and Systems Practice.- A Scientific Approach to Methodology.- The Application of the Theory of Directed Graphs in the Social Sciences.- Applying the Data Dictionary Concept to Models of Social and Industrial Systems.- Participation, Productivity and Stability: Experiments on Fair Democratic Income Policy Decisions.- Institutions and Intelligent Systems.- Limitations of Managerial Communication Research: No Significantly Different Methods Explore Status and Sex of Managers.- Poverty and Non-Farm Employment in LDCs.- Systems and O.R..- Methodologies for Messes.- "What a Mess!" The Case of the Necessary Myth.- On the Concept of Mess.- The Limits to Human Organisation: The Emergence of Autopoietic Systems.- From Measurement and Control to Learning and Redirection: Using 'Soft' Systems Thinking in the Evaluation of Human Action.- Is Speaking Man an Ethical Creature?.- Invention of "Master System" as Distinct from Expert System - Its Superior Role in the Perspective of the Computer Evolution.- The Social System of National Health Care.- Optimal Location of School Facilities.- Intervention and Change.- Firm Specific Knowledges: Their Critical Scrutiny.- Intervention and Change Process. Interaction between Communication and Formalisation.- The Challenge of the New Organisation.- Project Based Work Groups and the Organisation.- New Paradigm Research as Part of a Holistic Production Planning and Control System For a Carpet Manufacturing Firm in Scotland.- Production Planning Systems for Corporations with Separated and Competing Production Units.- Operational Research and Production Management: The Case of OPT.- A Framework for the Design of Effective Structures for Organisations Facing Rapid Technological Change.- How Intervention Procedures May Be Related to Different Kinds of Change.- Changing Social Change.- Design and Planning.- Planning as Responsible Scheming.- An Application of Utility Function Theory to Large-Scale Public Decision Problem.- Decision Analysis Models as a Framework for Policy Dialogue.- Computer Supported Decision Making System in the Preliminary Design.- Pragmatic Structures for Social Interaction.- Operationl Research in Organisational Design with Special Reference to Design of Public Sector Organisations in Developing Economies.- Information Systems.- Role Analysis in Information Systems Development.- Information Systems Evaluation: Understanding Subjective Assessments.- Evaluation of Information Systems: A Case Study of a Manufacturing Organisation.- The Organisation as an Information System.- The Formation of IS Strategy: A Case Study of a Building Society.- An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Building A Process Model of Management Policy Making.- Information Systems and Operational Research.- Operational Research Applications in Information System Design.- A Structuring Approach in Designing Information Systems Environments.- O.R. and Rule-Based Expert Systems.- Problems of Measurement.- Practical Issues in Planning: A Case of Methodology.- Toward a Stakeholder Paradigm in Corporate Productivity Measurement and Analysis.- Assessing Economic Inequality.- Optimal Scaling for Ordered Categories.- Modelling Social Behaviour.- Cognitive Mapping as Conceptual Modelling.- Modelling Social Behaviour in Management Education.- Qualitative and Quantitative Models of Social Behaviour with Respect to Health Promotion and Waste Disposal.- A Formal Representation of Interorganisational Interactions for Public Decisions.- Thank You for Not Smoking: Simulating the Growth of a New Social Norm.- On Leadership and Effective Control in Police Forces.- Morality and Moral Behavior: A Study on Operationally.- An Experimental Investigation of Subjective Discount Rates.- Power, Conflict and Control.- Domination: Strategic Premise Setting as Ideological Instrument.- Conflict and Consensus: Ethical Operational Research.- Threats to Innovation; Roadblocks to Implementation: The Politics of the Productive Process.- Waste Management Planning in an English County: A Case Study of O.R. in Action.- Conflict Management in Cooperative Games: Searching for Consensus and Covergence.- Conflict Resolution in Group Decision Making: A Rule-Based Approach to Analysis and Support.- O.R. and the Decision Maker.- Managing the O.R. - Management Interface.- Psychological Aspects of Forecasting with Statistical Methods.- The Use of Philosophy and Psychology by the Operational Research Analyst in Influencing the Decision-maker.- Behavioural decision Theory and Operational Research.- Problem-Perceptions as "Real" Decision-Inputs: A Case-Study in Managerial Decision-Making.- The Use of Probability Axioms for Evaluating and Improving Forecasts.- Models and Executive Decision Makers.- A Synthesis of Descriptive and Prescriptive Models for Decision Making.- Work.- Quality of Working Life and Organisational Effectiveness.- Career Planning and Management.- Routinisation of Work and the Quality of Working Life: A Study Among Canadian Nurses.- Operational Research and Project Control in the Computer Industry.- Post-Industrial Society.- Ideas on a Meaning-Generating Work and a Self-Reflecting Social Science.- Post-Industrialism, Post Modernity and O.R.: Toward a 'Custom and Practice' of Responsibility and Possibility.- Play and Organisations.- As if it Mattered Anyway....A Requiem and Overture for Operational Research.- Author Index.

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