Churchman, C. West

Churchman, C. (Charles) West

(1913–  ) systems theorist; born in Philadelphia. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and joined the business school faculty at the University of California: Berkeley (1958). He specialized in systems, operations, and decision-making. His books include The Systems Approach (coedited, 1968, later revised).
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