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Management Cybernetics

Management cybernetics is the application of cybernetics to management and organisations. “Management cybernetics” was first introduced by the UK consultant Stafford Beer in the late 1950s. Beer developed the theory through a combination of practical applications and a series of influential books. The practical applications involved steel production, publishing, and operations research in a large variety of different industries.

As practiced by Beer, research into operations involved multidisciplinary teams seeking practical assistance for difficult managerial issues. It often involved the development of models borrowed from basic sciences and put into an isomorphic relationship ...

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