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Description - Tools for Thinking by Michael Pidd

The third edition of Tools for Thinking builds on the
successes of the previous two editions. It creates a bridge between
the soft and hard (Operations Research) OR schools of thought and
provides an empirically based framework in which to place them.
Focusing on modelling as an activity, rather than on models and
techniques, Mike Pidd shows how models can be employed to explore
possible future scenarios and to make sense of managerial

This third edition has been fully revised and updated without
changing its focus. It features a new chapter on Decision
Analysis and includes up-to-date examples using popular softwares,
such as Precision Tree, @Risk and Micro Saint
Sharp, to illustrate how these help in developing and using
management science models as tools for thinking

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470721421
ISBN-10: 0470721421
Format: Paperback / softback
(248mm x 174mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Pidd

Mike Pidd is Professor of Management Science at Lancaster University. He has served as President of the Operational Research Society and as Chair of COPIOR (the Committee of Professors in OR). His research interests focus on the development of usable models in management science and computer simulation, most recently in healthcare, and he has published widely in academic journals and books.

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