Integrating modes of systems thinking into public strategic management education and practice: The TPI approach

David F. Andersen, John M Bryson, George P. Richardson, Fran Ackermann, Colin Eden, Charles B. Finn

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Abstract

Working periodically between 1995 and 2005, a team of scholar-practitioners involved in related streams of strategic management and systems thinking developed a series of conceptual maps that attempted to integrate ideas from these theoretical and practical fields. Whimsically dubbed the Thinking Persons' Institute (TPI) Worldview these maps provided the basis for an integrated approach that has been used over the past five years to improve both teaching and practical interventions in both areas. This paper reports on successful efforts to teach the TPI worldview to classes of students at the University at Albany, the University of Minnesota, and Strathclyde University - although the main emphasis is on a one week seminar at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. The paper concludes with an evaluation of these experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2006 Annual Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationKnowledge, Action and the Public Concern, AOM 2006
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2006Aug 16 2006

Other

Other66th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period8/11/068/16/06

Keywords

  • Planning
  • Strategy
  • Systems thinking

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