Articulate intervention revisited
Ormerod, R. J.. (2010) Articulate intervention revisited. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.61 (No.7). pp. 1078-1094. ISSN 0160-5682Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2009.47
Articulate Intervention by Hylton Boothroyd was published in 1978. It offered a description of OR based on experience. Boothroyd said his aim was to explore what can and cannot be meant by the idea of intelligently directing human affairs, about the place of articulating our thoughts before acting, about the place of consultants in business, industry and government, and about the place of formal methods. At the time the book was widely acclaimed by both academics and practitioners. This paper sets out the main ideas encapsulated in Articulate Intervention, examines how they stand up to more recent experience and speculates on their inherent philosophical position. It is concluded that 30 years on the ideas are still relevant today and can provide the basis of a variant of what Ulrich calls critical pragmatism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Operational Research Society|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 1078-1094|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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