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Charles West Churchman

Data de nascimento: 29. Agosto 1913
Data de falecimento: 21. Março 2004


Charles West Churchman foi um filósofo e cientista de sistemas americano, professor da Universidade da Califórnia em Berkeley. Ele foi conhecido internacionalmente pelos trabalhos pioneiros nas áreas de pesquisa operacional, análise de sistemas e ética. Escreveu o livro Introdução à Teoria dos Sistemas em 1968, sendo um dos pioneiros a usar a abordagem sistêmica no ambiente de negócios.

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Citações Charles West Churchman

„Its roots are as old as science and the management function. It's name dates back only to 1940“

— C. West Churchman
Context: No science has ever been born on a specific day. Each science emerges out of a convergence of an increased interest in some class of problems and the development of scientific methods, techniques, and tools which are adequate to solve these problems. Operations Research (O. R.) is no exception. Its roots are as old as science and the management function. It's name dates back only to 1940. p. 3; Partly cited in: Ivor Grattan-Guinness (2003) Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences, Vol 1. p. 841


„A systems approach begins when first you see the world through the eyes of another.“

— C. West Churchman
p. 231; cited in Michael C. Jackson (2003) Systems Thinking: Creative Holism for Managers. p. 139

„Operations research '(OR) is the securing of improvement in social systems by means of scientific method“

— C. West Churchman
C. West Churchman, "Operations research as a profession" (1970); cited in Arjang A. Assad, Saul I. Gass (2011) Profiles in Operations Research: Pioneers and Innovators. p. 181


„If the story of my early years with Russ sound like they were years of battle, then the sound is correct.“

— C. West Churchman
C. West Churchman (1990, p. 130) cited in: Magnus Ramage, Karen Shipp (2009) Systems Thinkers. p. 140


„Ethical judgments can be [should be] included in the scope of science“

— C. West Churchman
Cited in: John P. van Gigch (2006) Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management. p. 2

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