Citações Charles West Churchman

„The systems approach goes on to discovering that every world-view is terribly restricted.“

—  C. West Churchman

C. West Churchman, (1970) cited in: Michael C. Jackson ( 1992) Systems Methodology for the Management Sciences. p. 137
1960s - 1970s

„The systems approach is not a bad idea“

—  C. West Churchman

Fonte: 1960s - 1970s, The Systems Approach (1968), p. 232

„There are no experts in the systems approach“

—  C. West Churchman

Fonte: 1960s - 1970s, The Systems Approach (1968), p. 232

„Design, properly viewed, is an enormous liberation of the intellectual spirit, for it challenges this spirit to an unbounded speculation about possibilities.“

—  C. West Churchman

Fonte: 1960s - 1970s, The Design of Inquiring Systems (1971), p. 13; cited in Jong S. Jun, Frank P. Sherwood (2007) The Social Construction of Public Administration. p. 76

„Suppose we consider, not the rationality of holism, but its spirituality. Holism traditionally says that a collection of beings may have a collective property that cannot be inferred from the properties of its members.“

—  C. West Churchman

Fonte: 1960s - 1970s, The Systems Approach and Its Enemies (1979), p. 212; cited in Janet Judy McIntyre-Mills (2003) Critical Systemic Praxis for Social and Environmental Justice. p. 65

„A system may actually exist as a natural aggregation of component parts found in Nature, or it may be a man-contrived aggregation – a way of looking at a problem which results from a deliberate decision to assume that a set of elements are related and constitute such a thing called ‘a system.“

—  C. West Churchman

C. West Churchman, , I. Auerbach, and Simcha Sadam (1975) Thinking for Decisions Deduction Quantitative Methods. Science Research Associates. cited in: John P. van Gigch (1978) Applied General Systems Theory. Harper & Row Publishers
1960s - 1970s

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

—  C. West Churchman

Fonte: 1960s - 1970s, The Systems Approach (1968), 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
1960s - 1970s

„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
1980s and later

„To know that we are measuring real change we need to have a strong theoretical base.“

—  C. West Churchman

C. West Churchman, (1970) in: Systems and management annual. Vol 1, p. 338
1960s - 1970s

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