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Title Multimethodology : the theory and practice of combining management science methodologies / edited by John Mingers and Anthony Gill.

Published Chichester ; New York : Wiley, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  658.5 MULT {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Jonathan Rosenhead. 1. Multi-paradigm Multimethodology / John Mingers -- Pt. 1. Practice of Multimethodology. 2. Mixing Methods in practice: a Transformation-Competence Perspective / Richard Ormerod. 3. Analysing Litigation and Negotiation: Using a Combined Methodology / Peter Bennett, Fran Ackermann and Colin Eden [et al.]. 4. One Size Doesn't Fit All: Reflections on Using Systems Techniques in an Operational Setting / Jeremy Bentham. 5. Using Models in Sequence: a Case study of a Post-acquisition Intervention / Allenna Leonard. 6. Status and Tendencies of Management Research: a Systems Oriented Perspective / Markus Schwaninger. 7. Managing a Virtual Organization / Anthony Gill -- Pt. 2. Cognitive Aspects of Multimethodology. 8. Becoming Multimethodology Literate: an Assessment of the Cognitive Difficulties of Working Across Paradigms / John Brocklesby. 9. Multimethodologies - the Knowledge Perspective / David J. Skyrme -- Pt. 3. Theory of Multimethodology.
10. Mixing Methods: Developing Systemic Intervention / Gerald Midgley. 11. From Metatheory to "Multimethodology" / Robert Flood and Norma Romm. 12. Multimethodology and Critical Theory: an Intersection of Interests? / Martin Spaul. 13. Pluralism in Systems Thinking and Practice / Mike C. Jackson. 14. Critiquing Multimethodology as Metamethodology: Working Towards Pragmatic Pluralism / Leroy White and Ann Taket. 15. Towards Critical Pluralism / John Mingers.
Summary This book proposes that using two or more management science methodologies in the same intervention is likely to produce a richer picture for "seeing and understanding the complex web of relationships and interconnectivities" which is likely to lead to better decision taking by managers and workers. This is what is meant by "multimethodology." In conclusion, the book explores several theoretical and philosophical perspectives on combining methodologies from different paradigms, as well as presenting many actual examples from practice.
Other author Mingers, John.
Gill, Anthony.
Subject Management science.
Operations research.
ISBN 0471974900 (cloth)