By Gerald Midgley, Alejandro Ochoa-Arias
Community Operational learn: OR and platforms considering for group Development units out the present issues of group Operational study (Community OR for brief) and explores new probabilities for its endured improvement. top group OR writers, with foreign reputations in operational study and platforms considering, have contributed chapters that light up varied facets of neighborhood OR thought and perform. there's a specialize in the worth of structures methods, and different major views also are represented. the result's a wealthy mixture of theories, methodologies and case reviews that might be an important source for either practitioners and lecturers engaged in group development.
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Do they need to be the recipients of a special initiative? The view that Community OR is essentially motivated by social concerns would exclude small businesses, co-ops (if they were essentially for profit) and possibly trade unions (as they are essentially for the benefit of their members only). In practice, completed projects have covered a broad range of groups, including action groups, national charities, and small-scale local initiatives. The Centre and the Unit target very different groups, the Centre working largely with professional 'community' organisations such as Councils for Voluntary Service, and the Unit focussing on the 'community groups themselves' rather than these professional intermediaries.
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Community Operational Research: OR and Systems Thinking for Community Development by Gerald Midgley, Alejandro Ochoa-Arias