Laurence D. “Larry” Richards
Laurence Dale Richards (born 1946), known as Larry and born in Michigan as the oldest of five children to parents Kathyrn and Charles Richards, is Professor Emeritus of Management and Informatics at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana, USA. Perhaps known more for his 32-year career in higher education administration, he also contributed ideas to the academic discourses in operations research, management science, engineering management and systems/cybernetics, including: desires as constraints (constraint theory), robustness and constraint in policy formulation (technology strategy), a way of thinking about ways of thinking (cybernetics), the craftsperson in and with time (the cybernetician), a consciousness of presence (vs. purpose), and a participative-dialogic society (social tr
Laurence D. “Larry” Richards
Laurence Dale Richards (born 1946), known as Larry and born in Michigan as the oldest of five children to parents Kathyrn and Charles Richards, is Professor Emeritus of Management and Informatics at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana, USA. Perhaps known more for his 32-year career in higher education administration, he also contributed ideas to the academic discourses in operations research, management science, engineering management and systems/cybernetics, including: desires as constraints (constraint theory), robustness and constraint in policy formulation (technology strategy), a way of thinking about ways of thinking (cybernetics), the craftsperson in and with time (the cybernetician), a consciousness of presence (vs. purpose), and a participative-dialogic society (social tr