Multimethodology: The Theory and Practice of Combining Management Science Methodologies

edited by Professor John Mingers, Warwick Business School and Anthony Gill, Phrontis Limited
Published by John Wiley & Sons Limited.

In recent years the number of methods, techniques and methodologies within the broad field of OR and systems has burgeoned. There is now an enormous variety of approaches, all having very diverse characteristics and often underlying theories and philosophies. In practice, individuals tend to use only a small number, often only one. The editors argue that the complexity of the world faced by managers actually necessitates the combination of different methodologies, both hard and soft, within a single intervention. This book explores the design of such multimethodologies in both theory and practice.
• real examples of combining approaches such as SSM, cognitive mapping, systems dynamics and strategic choice.
• exploration of a range of theoretical and philosophical underpinnings
• contributions from key academics and practitioners in the field of systems and OR which discuss each of the methods and address the theoretical and practical issues of using multimethodology.

0471 97490 0 - September 1997 - £35.00 - Hardback

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