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Proceedings of a Workshop on The Systems Practice for Managing Complexity (SPMC) Network
The special edition, No. 23, Nov 2001 (pdf file) is available to all visitors.
It covers an initial stakeholder workshop for an EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council) funded project called “Systems Practice for Managing Complexity Network” (SPMC).
- Editorial - Ray Ison, and Frank Stowell
- The Workshop
- Connectivity and Judgement – Complexity Skills for High Performance Organisations
- David Robertson, Professor of Public Policy and Education, Liverpool John Moores University
- Systems Thinking and the Practice of Government
- Geoff Mulgan, Director, Performance and Innovation Unit, Cabinet Office
- The Submission Revisited:
- Systems Practice for Managing Complexity, Ray Ison, Rosalind Armson and Frank Stowell
- An Introduction to ‘Systems’, Jake Chapman
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