How Concepts Solve Management Problems

Mike Metcalfe, University of South Australia

This book offers a process for conceiving solutions to complex, wicked, messy, swampy or socio-technical problems. When charged with complex problem solving, a useful set of concepts needs to emerge, be agreed, and acted upon. Using relevant examples and solution mapping, Mike Metcalfe explains how pragmatic philosophy can be used as a process for solving such issues.

‘Metcalfe has provided us with a book that offers practical yet philosophically underpinned tools to seek solutions that work for problems constituted by many and contradictory concerns, i.e. wicked problems. . . Metcalfe’s thoughtful exposé of problem-solving techniques routed in pragmatism makes you want to go out and do it.’
– Philosophy of Management

2016 232 pp Paperback 978 1 78347 341 0 £38.40 £32.00 $38.40 $48.00
2014 232 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 107 2 £108.00 £84.00 $108.00 $120.00

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