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Tools for Thinking: Modelling in Management Science, 3rd Edition

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Tools for Thinking: Modelling in Management Science, 3rd Edition

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    Michael Pidd(Author)
With over 30 yearsexperience as a management teacher and consultant, Mike Pidd provides the tools for thinking that will help us to think through the consequences of decisions before we act.

The third edition of Tools for Thinking builds on the successes of the previous two editions. It creates a bridge between the soft and hard (Operations Research) OR schools of thought and provides an empirically based framework in which to place them. Focusing on modelling as an activity, rather than on models and techniques, Mike Pidd shows how models can be employed to explore possible future scenarios and to make sense of managerial vision.

This third edition has been fully revised and updated without changing its focus.  It features a new chapter on Decision Analysis and includes up–to–date examples using popular softwares, such as Precision Tree, @Risk and Micro Saint Sharp, to illustrate how these help in developing and using management science models as tools for thinking.

We live in a complex, tightly connected world in which planning and decision making need to be carefully thought through. There are tools for thinking that will help us to do this. Writing from over 30 yearsexperience as a management teacher and consultant, Mike Pidd provides the tools for thinking that will help us to think through the consequences of decisions before we act.

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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Michael Pidd(Author)
  • Wiley; 3rd Revised edition edition (11 Dec. 2009)
  • English
  • 4
  • Business, Finance & Law
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  • By Guest on 15 March 2017

    An introduction on methodology. Has examples.Distinguishes btw soft modeling methods and Hard ones. Appropriate for beginners/ undergraduates

  • By Sara D on 15 June 2013

    Management science was never my best subject - one reason I bought the previous edition - but you don't have to be a management scientist or student to appreciate Mike Pidd's clear and elegant explanations. I read the hard copy so can't comment on the Kindle version which gave a previous reviewer a hard time. As a consultant, I've used the current edition and work by Peter Checkland and Jonathan Rosenhead in problem-structuring and sense-making. I'd recommend all three writers but this update of Tools for Thinking is my current `Don't Panic!' go-to manual.

  • By ABS on 11 May 2014

    As a relative new comer to systems thinking and a convert to the use of SSM and Systems Dynamics in my consulting work I found this book an excellent review of the major systems thinking models as well as an excellent review of systems modelling in general.Once I adapted to the authors writing style and really small text (which nearly caused me to remove a star) I found this book an excellent addition to my growing library and knowledge on this area.I have started by reading books by Checkland (SSM originator), Patching and Wilson directly whereas in hindsight this would have been a better starting place, regardless this book will take pride of place on my systems modelling shelf, as opposed to the very large 'box' in my garage were most business books I have read end up!I now wonder how I was able to undertake consulting work without an understanding of modelling systems and thinking.

  • By Miss on 21 January 2012

    I'm no maths genius, but it seems to me that there are errors in this kindle version. Some of the equations have been incorrectly inputted which is very confusing when you are trying to understand the basics for the first time. I'm reading Ch 9 and have already spotted a couple of mistakes eg equation just below bullets under fig 9.4 is missing a C value, and point 1 under Solver Sensitivity report talks about values for U which should be values for P. I also noticed in the earlier chapters that references to different parts of the book were missing eg 'refer to part blank'. I wish I had bought the hard copy now as learning maths on a kindle and not being able to refer back and forth is a pain. Also, our lecturer refers to page numbers which I don't have.

  • By Nilabhra on 13 December 2014

    Very useful book to learn soft methods

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