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There are many thousands of sources of ideas or judgements about the topics covered in this Mentor site. The library should include many rows and rows of books, articles, or conference presentations. In decision-making alone there would be thousands of titles (not articles, title of journals).

This reference list for this Mentor site contains pointers to where you can find these sources. The following items are listed only because they are explicitly mentioned in the rest of the site and there is no legal way of providing copies. Because of copyright laws in various countries, we cannot provide the full text of these sources.

Where possible, the pointers below will take you to the source. In many cases, direct access is not allowed and you will have to go through an external library with subscription rights to the sources. If you are reading this Mentor site with computers on a campus, in many cases, the source owners will recognise if you have subscription rights and you should be able to download the text yourself. In other cases, you can use paper-based InterLibrary Loan.

AGIMO (2007). Cross-Agency Services Architecture Principles, available from (30 Jun 2008)

Anderson, S. and Webb, M. (2011). Capabilities-Based Engineering Analysis, Ch 4 in Rebovich and White (2011), p95-160

Arjoon, S. (2006), Striking a Balance Between Rules and principles-based Approaches for Effective Governance: A Risk-based Approach, J
ournal of Business Ethics, 68, 53-82

Ashby, W. (1956).
An Introduction to Cybernetics, Methuen.

Beekun, R. and Glick, W. (2001), Organization Structure from a Loose Coupling Perspective: A Multidimensional Approach,
Decision Sciences, 32 (2), 227 [available from library or ABI Inform as e-Journal]

Broadbent, Marianne and Weill, P. (1997), Management by Maxim: How Business and IT Managers can Create Infrastructures,
Sloan Management Review, 38, 77-92

Eisenhardt, Kathleen and Sull, D. (2001), Strategy as Simple Rules,
Harvard Business Review, January/ February, 107-116

Financial Accounting Standards Board (2004).
FASB Responses to SEC Study on the Adoption of a Principles-Based Accounting System, (29 Jun 2008)

Financial Services Authority (2007).
Principles-based regulation: Focusing on the outcomes that matter, (29 Jun 2008)

Hopkins, S. (ed) (2006).
2006 Chief of Army’s Exercise Proceedings, Land Warfare Studies Centre, Canberra, Australia

INCOSE (1993).
An Identification of Pragmatic Principles – Final Report, Seattle, WA

International Standards Organisation (2008a). ISO 38500: 2008
Corporate governance of information technology, Geneva.

International Standards Organisation (2010). ISO 31000
Risk management – Principles and guidelines on implementation, Geneva.

ISO 12207:1999,
Software life cycle processes, International Standards Organization, Geneva, with 2004 and 2005 amendments so far and more to come [Available through ]

ISO 15288:2002,
Systems engineering - systems life cycle processes, International Standards Organization, Geneva [Available through ] See also AS/NZS 15288: 2003

Kluger, J. (2007),
Simplexity: The simple rules of a complex world, John Murray, London

Lawrence, P. and Lorsch, J. (1967), Differentiation and Integration in Complex Organizations,
Administrative Science Quarterly, 12, 1-30

Lindstrom, A. (2006). On the Syntax and Semantics of Architectural Principles,
Proceedings of the 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4-7 January, Hawaii (30 Jun 2008)

Mintzberg, H. (1994).
The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, Prentice-Hall, NY

Mintzberg, H. Ahlstrand, B., and Lampel, J. (2005),
Strategy Bites Back, Pearson Educational (Prentice-Hall), Harlow, UK

Orton, D.and Weick, K. (1990), Loosely Coupled Systems: A Reconceptualization,
Academy of Management Review, 15 (2), 203+ [available from library or ABI/Inform as e-Journal]

Rebovich, G. and White, B. (2011). Enterprise Systems Engineering, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis, Auerbach), Boca Raton, FA

AS/ISO/IEC 2000.1 – 2007
Information technology – Service management, Sydney, Australia

Tweedie, D. (2007). Keep it simple, stupid, Ken Spencer Memorial Lecture, Financial Reporting Council, University of Melbourne, 5 March, (29 Jun 2008)

Van Avery, C. (2007). 12 new principles of warfare,
Armed Forces Journal, (29 Jun 2008)

Weick, K. (1976), Educational organizations as loosely coupled systems,
Administrative Science Quarterly, 21, 1-19 [available through library as e-Journal]