On purposeful systems pdf

Russell Ackoff at Washington University in St. American organizational theorist, consultant, and Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science at the On purposeful systems pdf School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ackoff was a pioneer in the field of operations research, systems thinking and management science. He received his bachelor degree in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1941. After graduation, he taught at Penn for one year as an assistant instructor in philosophy.

From 1942 to 1946, he served in the U. He returned to study at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his doctorate in philosophy of science in 1947 as C. West Churchman’s first doctoral student.