The Multiple Perspective Concept: Bridging the Gap Between Analysts and Decisionmakers

  • Harold A. Linstone
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 4)

Abstract

Modern systems analysis really began as “scientific management” with Frederick Taylor in 1911, gathered steam with World War II’s operations research, and was propelled forward by complex weapon system design and strategic analysis in the 1950s. It then burst full force onto the national scene with RAND’s systems analysts in the early 1960s. By 1967, Max Ways wrote in FORTUNE’S survey “The Road to 1977”:

The further advance of this new style (systems analysis) is the most significant prediction that can be made about the next ten years. By 1977, this new way of dealing with the future will be recognized at home and abroad as a salient American characteristic. (1967: 94)

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Corn Europe Steam Transportation Rubber 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold A. Linstone
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  1. 1.Portland State UniversityUSA

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