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July 29, 2013

Russell Lincoln Ackoff Systems Thinking Library

To commemorate the death (on October 29, 2009) of Professor Russell L. Ackoff, Distinguished Affiliate Faculty in Organizational Dynamics and Anheuser Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science in the Wharton School, a generous gift was provided to the Russell Lincoln Ackoff Systems Thinking Library and Archive by the Anheuser Busch Foundation. The physical space of the Ackoff Library is used regularly for meetings, presentations, and holds Professor Ackoff’s academic books, papers, manuscripts, photos, as well as books written by students and colleagues who attribute thanks to him. Under development, as well, is the Ackoff Virtual Inquiry Center which serves as a “central nervous system” for the global Systems and Design community.

The mission of the Russell L. Ackoff Systems Thinking Library is to support , develop and advance within academia and organizations across the world the scholarship and application of systems and design thinking, methods and practice conceived and established by Professor Russell L. Ackoff.

Russell Lincoln Ackoff Systems Thinking Library


Posted by ACASA on July 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 19, 2013

On Organizational Learning as Dealt With By Chris Argyris and Russ Ackoff

By Russ Ackoff

In 1999, as a result of inquiries made by his clients, colleagues and students, Dr. Ackoff wrote the attached memo. In this memo he explains the differences between Chris Argyris and himself on the subject of organizational learning.

To read the memo download the attached pdf file.

Download Argyris Ackoff Org Learning

Posted by ACASA on July 19, 2013 at 03:45 PM in Classics | Permalink | Comments (0)