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Some Ideas on Education in the Management Sciences


  • Russell L. Ackoff

    (University of Pennsylvania)


The brevity of this statement hardly permits a position to be presented fully let alone defended adequately. Hence what follows are a set of assertions whose baldness gives them a dogmatic tone that they are not intended to have. Enough of apologies. There is no more space to spare. This discussion is divided into what I consider to be the four essential parts of an educational program in the Management Sciences: Foundations, Fundamentals, Frontiers, and Facility.

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  • Russell L. Ackoff, 1970. "Some Ideas on Education in the Management Sciences," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 17(2), pages 2-4, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:17:y:1970:i:2:p:b2-b4

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