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Author Duke, Richard D.

Title Policy games for strategic management / Richard D. Duke, Jac L.A. Geurts.

Imprint Amsterdam, the Netherlands : Dutch University Press, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Title from title screen.
"[Published] in association with Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, Ind., U.S.A., & Rozenberg Publishers, The Netherlands."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Annotation This book explains how and why gaming-simulation techniques have been used in Europe and the United States to improve decision quality on a special class of bewildering and threatening strategic problems that are defined as strategic volcanoes or 'macro-problems.' Eight case studies of the strategic application of policy gaming (a derivative of war gaming) in large and outstanding organizations are described and analyzed. Summarizing 30 years of practical and academic work, Duke and Geurts reveal how traditional management methods need to be integrated and supplemented in situations that have macro-problem characteristics. The new approach must be faster, employ many different persons, be reasonable in cost, be flexible and be capable of assimilating a very large number of variables that derive from both internal and external sources. The book provides a distinctive intellectual contribution in that it combines a broad analysis of the existing academic literature in strategic management and policy gaming. It integrates these two into a new, theoretically grounded practice of managing strategic issues that permits an organisation to simultaneously master complexity, optimize communication, stimulate creativity, develop consensus, and trigger a commitment to action.
Subject Management games.
Strategic planning.
Game theory.
Game theory. (OCoLC)fst00937501
Management games. (OCoLC)fst01007265
Strategic planning. (OCoLC)fst01134371
Added Author Geurts, Jac. Author.
ISBN 9036193419
Standard No. AU@ 000053219491

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