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Ten pints of Beer: The rationale of Stafford Beer’s cybernetic books (1959‐94)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 July 2000

Abstract

Details a discussion with Stafford Beer about the rationale of his cybernetic books published in the twentieth century (1959‐94). Includes a dialogue concerning his contributed works: Cybernetics and Management; Decision and Control; Management Science; Designing Freedom; Platform for Change; The Heart of Enterprise; Diagnosing the System for Organisations; and Beyond Dispute. Concludes with a perspective of some of his important early work and some unpublished contributions which have been collected into one book.

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Discussion, and Beer, S. (2000), "Ten pints of Beer: The rationale of Stafford Beer’s cybernetic books (1959‐94)", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 5/6, pp. 558-572. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920010333044

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MCB UP Ltd

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