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9781403991645

Organization and Systems Design Theory of Deferred Action

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    9781403991645

  • ISBN10:

    1403991642

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-04
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Organization and systems are real, complex entities but the science of designing them should be simple. This book explores the process of organization and systems design by redefining and extending formalism capable of representing both purposeful structure and operational needs. The author proposes the notion of deferred action to cohere rationally designed systems with actual action. Researchers will glean radically different epistemological and ontological perspectives while designers will acquire entirely different intellectual tools, principles and mechanisms of design. Managers should learn to think of organization and systems differently and possibly change their management approach.

Author Biography

NANDISH V. PATEL researches information systems design for actual organized action, focusing on the notion of deferred action to cohere rational design to work with actual action. His research was entered in the UK government's Research Assessment Exercise. Designers have applied deferred action design principles to systems analysis practice, and design of citizen information systems and commercial banking systems.

Table of Contents

List of Tables viii
List of Figures ix
List of Abbreviations x
Preface xiii
1 Design, Designing and Theory
1(37)
2 Organization and Systems
38(27)
3 Organized Action Design
65(18)
4 Theory of Deferred Action
83(25)
5 Design Constructs
108(42)
6 Formalism
150(40)
7 Sustainability
190(7)
8 Management
197(16)
9 Observations and Exemplar Cases
213(20)
10 Conclusion 233(3)
Bibliography 236(4)
Glossary 240(5)
Index 245

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