Wharton School

It is this destination where he began to apply his interdisciplinary approach to the processes of recruitment and in research on the relationship between psychopathology and illiteracy, and ascribes to the area of human factors within the operations research (IO) at the war Office. Once back in civilian life works for twelve years to the United Steel, where he created and directed the first operational research, at the same time (civilian) group that occupied the post of controller of production. To him is due which was first application in Europe of the linear programming (circa 1950). IO group came to count on more than 70 professionals dedicated to apply a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems, being the then largest civilian group IO of the world. Stafford Beer was also a consultant to several Ministers in Ottawa (Canada), New Delhi (India), as well as for presidential offices of Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela (directly with the President in these last two cases).

The period that goes from 1990 to the present day is marked by an activity primarily dedicated to research and development that led to the invention of the technique called Team Syntegrity. It is a complement to the viable systems model that allows to increase creativity and communication among members of cadres in organizations. Their scientific bases are in theory about the behavior of groups and in mathematical graph theory. In addition to his facet as a managerial and entrepreneurial Professor Stafford Beer has been his life closely linked to the academic world. He is a visiting professor at the business school of Manchester and Durham.

He was previously the first Professor of general systems at Open University and Professor of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. More recently he has been Professor at the universities of Swansea, Concordia of Montreal, British Columbia and Toronto. He was also visiting professor positions at many other universities, including twelve in the United States.