|IOIMF was Chartered in 1979 in Vienna.|
The management practice and discipline use by government think tank , task force of elite western nations, leading multinational corporation, leading scientific world bodies, the UN institutions and certain leading world religious Orders. To be differentiated from the classical management discipline and practice.
In the 1970's the terminology and use of interdisciplinary was a term again very selectively used - the greater public knew very little about it.
In Europe in the 70's Prof Dr Micheal Hoffman was considered a leading expert -guru. Having lectured at Haward on the topic, German , Italian, Swiss Universities. He was also the Dozent for the Wien UNI - Management Faculty - He was the founder and Principal of Interdisciplinary Management Institute - Vienna. Among some of the client were the leading German, Austrian, Italian, Swiss and USA multinational, the UN and Austria government.
On account of the difficulty to implant IOIMF in the Indian Ocean - Seychelles preferably, it was move to London 1981.
Given the complexities of British colonial management practices, Seychelles French colonial management practices, Italian, South African, Indian, Arab, Chinese IOIMF was compelled to take on board other management discipline and practices more in line with the Indian Ocean Region.
It took upon itself the task to experiment with other much more complex aspects of interdisciplinary - multidisciplinary management approach - particular as changes began to occure in former comecon, the Soviet Union and China - the Communist economy.
On account of the dynmic colonial history of Indian Ocean management approach, the strategis aspects we went even further to research into management practice some 6000 years ago.
There were few developing nation involved in this science and practice. On this account unlike other leading and larger nations we had the difficulty of adding other more complex discipline, integrating and making use of them. Hence to many world acdemecians IOIMF is interdisciplinary management practice is considered unorthodox.
To enable us to work with the very limited resource and demanding circumstances we worked with leading experts, consultants around the world with out having to set the infrastrucutrs normally associated with such body.
The Principal for IOIMF overall development stayed the same having taken the responsiblity in 1981.
The great opportunity for IOIMF was the state of the British economy, African economy, Asian, Australia and the Gulf region. We were able to use certain discipline, interdisciplinary management practice which had been applied in continental Europe, these interdisciplinary management discipline was the main pilar and motor of Lady Tacther conservative government economic reforms.
By 1984, the British economy had began to recover so that the "sick man of Europe " was drop from the media and the politicians.
Further development were made to cope with the changing comecon economy, German reunification, changes in soviet Union economy and China, changes in French and Italian economy.
To a very great extent what had been started in Vienna intended for the Indian Ocean only, turned out to be an oustanding Interdisciplinary/multisdiscipnary management approach which became equally applicable in the vast Ecomonic system of Europe and sarrounding nations.
Hence the argument by leading Western nations that such discipline would be very dangerous in the hands of unethical politicians and business man.
On account of the quality of its sucess, dynmic appication - not forgeting aspect of the original management discipline IOIMF for the past 20 years have been instrumental to supporting many aspects of the USA, Canada and Latin American economy and growth of its many multinationals.