The Stafford Beer Collection at the Liverpool

The Stafford Beer Collection

"The Stafford Beer Collection consists of the personal library of Professor Stafford Beer, the founder of management cybernetics, who was appointed Honorary Professor of Organisational Transformation at JMU in 1989. An international consultant in the management sciences, employed by governments in over 20 countries and by a number of international agencies, Professor Beer is the author of over 200 publications and has held a number of academic posts as well as managerial positions at every level. He is also a published poet and has held exhibitions of paintings.The Stafford Beer Collection consists of almost 2000 books and pamphlets reflecting Professor Beer's wide-ranging interests and the development of his thought. It also includes an archive of Professor Beer's papers together with paintings, models, gramophone records and memorabilia. The catalogue listing linked to above provides a subject listing of the book collection, which is arranged in broad subject categories according to Professor Beer's specification."