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Document type:
Konferenzbeitrag 
Author(s):
Steinhaeusser, Tobias; Elezi, Fatos; Tommelein, Iris D.; Lindemann, Udo 
Title:
Management Cybernetics as a Theoretical Basis for Lean Thinking 
Pages contribution:
53-62 
Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to explore to what extent lean thinking embraces the notions of Stafford Beer’s management cybernetics. According to Beer, any successful organization responds to the laws of management cybernetics. As there are numerous successful enterprises that use lean thinking as a philosophy, this quest seems promising and may offer the opportunity to sharpen understanding of lean practices and possibly identify new concepts that can be incorporated into lean thinking. For thi...    »
 
Keywords:
Theory; Lean Management; Management Cybernetics; Systems Theory; Viable System Modeling 
Editor:
Formoso, C.; Tzortzopoulos, P. 
Book / Congress title:
21st International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) Conference 
Year:
2013 
Quarter:
3. Quartal 
Notes:
Systems Engineering 
Semester:
SS 13