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Multimethodology : The Theory & Practice of Combining Management Science Methodologies - John Mingers

Multimethodology

The Theory & Practice of Combining Management Science Methodologies

By: John Mingers (Editor), Anthony Gill (Editor)

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Published: 7th October 1997
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This book proposes that using two or more management science methodologies in the same intervention is likely to produce a richer picture for "seeing and understanding the complex web of relationships and interconnectivities" which is likely to lead to better decision taking by managers and workers. This is what is meant by "multimethodology." In conclusion, the book explores several theoretical and philosophical perspectives on combining methodologies from different paradigms, as well as presenting many actual examples from practice.

Partial table of contents:

Multi-paradigm Multimethodology (J. Mingers).

PRACTICE OF MULTIMETHODOLOGY.

Mixing Methods in Practice: A Transformation-Competence Perspective (R. Ormerod).

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Reflections on Using Systems Techniques in an Operational Setting (J. Bentham).

Status and Tendencies of Management Research: A Systems Oriented Perspective (M. Schwaninger).

COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF MULTIMETHODOLOGY.

Multimethodologies--The Knowledge Perspective (D. Skyrme).

THEORY OF MULTIMETHODOLOGY.

Mixing Methods: Developing Systemic Intervention (G. Midgley).

Pluralism in Systems Thinking and Practice (M. Jackson).

Towards Critical Pluralism (J. Mingers).

Index.

ISBN: 9780471974901
ISBN-10: 0471974900
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 7th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.0
Edition Number: 1