William F. Christopher's scientific contributions

Publications (13)

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Changing How We Look at the Company Characteristics of a Viable System Conditions Needed for Viability The Viable System Model (VSM) System 1, Operations System 2, Coordination System 3, Operations Direction System 4, Strategic Direction System 5, Executive Direction The Pursuit of Purpose Viable System Top Management Communication Channels Overvie...
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A Brief History of Planning The VSM Framework for Planning The Corporate Plan
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How the VSM and System Thinking Helps Marketing Sales Sales Planning Sales Organization Structure Continuous Learning Sales Compensation Innovation Goals and Measures Overview: The Essence of Chapter 6
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Is Profit and Shareholder Value the Company Purpose? Two Metrics: Accounting and Economics Where does Profitability Come From? Management Economics Some Thoughts on Income Statements Management Economics Income Statement Some Management Economics Examples Overview: The Essence of Chapter 11
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Half Title Title Copyright Dedication Contents Foreword Preface Contributors List for Chapter 3
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Viability in Fast-Changing Environments Six Culture-Made Environments Ecological Environment Energy Crash and Chaos? Alternatives to Crash and Chaos What Companies are Doing “Development” The Twenty Years from 2005 to 2025 Overview: The Essence of Chapter 10
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The New Quality Technologies The Quality/Productivity Connection Quality Productivity Total Productivity Total Factor Productivity Economic Productivity One Company's Experience with Economic Productivity Outcomes Overview: The Essence of Chapter 7
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The Five Reports Developing a Viable Organization: The Crucial Role of the Meta-system (Markus Schwaninger) How the VSM Helped Transform a Manufacturing Company in Crisis (Patrick Hoverstadt) The MX Corporation (William F. Christopher) Applying VSM in the Strategic Management of a Coru?a University in Galicia, Spain (Jos? P?rez R?os and Xos? L. Mar...
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Profitability Management Economics Key Performance Areas that Determine Company Success Overview: The Essence of Chapter 4
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Google Understanding Innovation Continuous Improvement The VSM Structure for Innovation Some Innovation Stories Innovation Opportunities Technology Forecasting Innovation Methods Creativity Methods for Creative Thinking Creating a Climate for Innovation Continuous Improvement + Innovation Overview: The Essence of Chapter 8
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The Company's Greatest Resource—Its People Motivations Motivations and the VSM The VSM and Company Performance Performance Appraisal Viability VSM, Theory Y, and the HR Motivator Department Collective IQ Overview: The Essence of Chapter 9
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A Time for Change System Science and the Viable System Model (VSM) Benefits for Management Origins of System Science What is a System? Cybernetics Homeostats and Heterostats Recursion Information Transduction Self-Organization Self-Control Overview: The Essence of Chapter 1

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... Quality assurance paradigm is more comprehensive than verification and validation paradigm. (Balci 2004, Balci et al. 2009). ...