0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Business & Economics > Business & management > Business strategy

Buy Now

The Creative Power - Transforming Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Our World (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R3,260
Discovery Miles 32 600
  • This item is a special order that could take a long time to obtain.

The Creative Power - Transforming Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Our World (Hardcover, New): Elizabeth B Davis, William E....
The Creative Power - Transforming Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Our World (Hardcover, New): Elizabeth B Davis, William E....

Share your images

The Creative Power - Transforming Ourselves, Our Organizations, and Our World (Hardcover, New)

Elizabeth B Davis, William E. Smith

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R3,260 Discovery Miles 32 600 | Repayment Terms: R303 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Our supplier does not have stock of this product at present, but we can create a special order for you. Alternatively, if you add it to your wishlist we will send you an email message should it become available from stock. Special orders from this supplier are normally fulfilled within 31 - 41 working days. Please note:

  • Special order items cannot be combined on an order with other items.
  • Special orders can sometimes take significantly longer than this estimate and sometimes our suppliers may be unable to fill a special order.
  • We cannot accept returns of special order titles.
  • If we haven't been able to get the product for you within about 3 months, we will automatically cancel the order and fully refund any payments that you have made.

New to special orders? Find out more.

Over the last two decades a major focus of organization theory has been on understanding the dynamic relationships between individuals, organizations and their environments. This interest in dynamics, illustrated by systems, chaos, and complexity theory, is recorded in the works of Ackoff, Senge, and Stacey. This focus offers a new viewpoint on holism for practicing leaders and theorists today.

Building on this interest, Smith's original text presents a new philosophical lens for helping leaders see the advantages of a more holistic approach to improving organizations. Specifically he:

  • introduces the AIC (appreciation, influence, control) philosophy, model, and process of purpose-power relationships as a next step in the evolution of organization and systems theory
  • traces its roots and evolution in organization theory and indicates its actual and potential contribution to that field
  • translates the model into a transformative, strategic organizing process that can be used to organize at any level, in a way that will ensure the achievement of higher levels of purpose, at less cost and in less time than traditional organizational approaches.

Developed and tested via his work for organizations including the World Bank, this revolutionary book will change the way organizations and individuals work.

William E. Smith Ph.D. is a Director of Organizing for Development an International Institute (ODII).

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2008
First published: 2009
Authors: Elizabeth B Davis • William E. Smith
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound
Pages: 376
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-39361-4
Barcode: 9780415393614
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Business & management > Business strategy
Promotions
LSN: 0-415-39361-2

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners