Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
  • ISBN: 9780262082853
  • ISBN10: 0262082853

Systems, Experts, and Computers the Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

by Thomas P. Hughes

  • List Price: $65.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/2000
used Add to Cart $31.83
You save: 51%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $81.89
Marketplace Item
Description: After World War II, a systems approach to solving complex problems and managing complex systems came into vogue among engineers, scientists, and managers, fostered in part by the diffusion of digital computing power. Enthusiasm for the approach peaked during the Johnson administration, when it was applied to everything from military command and control systems to poverty in American cities. Although its failure in the social sphere, coupled with increasing skepticism about the role of technology and "experts" in American society, led to a retrenchment, systems methods are still part of modern managerial practice.

This groundbreaking book charts the origins and spread of the systems movement. It describes the major players -- including RAND, MITRE, Ramo-Wooldrige (later TRW), and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis -- and examines applications in a wide variety of military, government, civil, and engineering settings. The book is international in scope, describing the spread of systems thinking in France and Sweden. The story it tells helps to explain engineering thought and managerial practice during the last sixty years.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$31.83
Found Books
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Good
0262082853.
$50.62
Firecreek Books
Location: Germantown, TN
Good
$54.37
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$81.89
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).