How concepts solve management problems

1. Reflective thinking -- 2. Problem-solving as pragmatic inquiry -- 3. Concerns as default concepts -- 4. Collaborative planning -- 5. Idea networking -- 6. Solution concepts -- 7. Concepts as dialectic decision criteria -- 8. Solution action plans -- 9. Paradoxical consequences -- 10. Questioning...

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Main Author: Metcalfe, Mike
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2014
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:1. Reflective thinking -- 2. Problem-solving as pragmatic inquiry -- 3. Concerns as default concepts -- 4. Collaborative planning -- 5. Idea networking -- 6. Solution concepts -- 7. Concepts as dialectic decision criteria -- 8. Solution action plans -- 9. Paradoxical consequences -- 10. Questioning action plans -- 11. Solutions mapping -- 12. Conclusion
This book offers a process for conceiving solutions to complex, wicked, messy, swampy or socio-technical problems. When charged with complex problem solving, a useful set of concepts needs to emerge, be agreed, and acted upon. Using relevant examples and solution mapping, Mike Metcalfe explains how pragmatic philosophy can be used as a process for solving such issues. To explain why and how to formulate reflective, pragmatic, or concept driven problem-solving, this book uses the concepts of: Pragmatic inquiry, Stakeholders' concerns, Idea networking, Solution concepts, Paradoxical outcomes, and Intent (with related actions). This innovative book will be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and managers charged with solving complex social or managerial problems
Physical Description:232 p
ISBN:9781783471072
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