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January 23, 2018

Corruption: Its Nature, Causes, and Cures


Russell L. Ackoff, Raul Carvajal, Thomas A. Cowan, Ali Geranmayeh, Aron Katsenelinboigen and Sanjay Sharan

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Busch Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104

December 1980

Table of Contents:

  1. The meaning of corruption
  2. The Causes of corruption: A review of the literature
  3. The causes of corruption: A synthetic view
  4. On prevention and cure: A review of the literature
  5. On prevention and cure: A synthetic view

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January 18, 2018

A Revolution In Organizational Concepts

By Russell L. Ackoff

Naval War College Review

January 1972

The postwar period has been variously referred to as the postindustrial age or the age of the computer. However, to best appreciate the fundamental changes characteristic of our era, we must address ourselves  to the revolutionary new kinds of thinking being considered and adopted throughout our society. Analyzing traditional patterns of thought and conceptualization, Dr. Ackoff demonstrates how modern approaches to problem solving differ fundamentally in philosophic terms from past practices. He suggests that all major organizational questions facing us today relate either to system design or the relationship of the organization with its human and natural environments.

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