Russell Lincoln Ackoff (12 February 1919 – 29 October 2009) was a Professor of Social Systems Sciences at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and one of the most prolific and most respected thinkers in management for half-a-century. Ackoff was a pioneer in the fields of operations research, systems thinking and management science. Ackoff was also a high-level consultant to a wide variety of organizations first from the Anheuser-Busch Center at Wharton, then at The Center for Interactive Systems Design
In 2000, the University of Pennsylvania established the Ackoff Collaboratory for the Advancement of the Systems Approach (ACASA) maintained within the University's Organizational Dynamics Program
- Russell L. Ackoff - Wikipedia
- Interactive planning - Wikipedia (Interactive planning, as defined and disseminated on by Russell L. Ackoff, takes a proactive approach to Organizational Change and Organizational Design by drawing on the ideas, experiences and motivations of all stakeholders in a given system.
- Idealized Design - SystemsWiki
- Russell L. Ackoff - Wikiquote
- Ackoff Center Weblog
- IFORS' Operational Research Hall of Fame Russell L. Ackoff
- by RL Ackoff - Related articles
- Social Systems Sciences
- Systems thinking
- Ackoff - Principal Publications (through 1984)
To do on this page:
- my experience with Ackoff? (I wrote some things on the Social Systems Sciences page)
- Ackoff and OD?
- Whiter, Larger Label?
- Lists: Can we change the indent to a hanging indent?
For a volunteer:
- revise publications page
- Invite students, Johnny, Larry, systems groups to view, contribute
Steven F. Freeman