Systems Thinking (4 Vol. Set): VOLUME I - General Systems Theory, Cybernetics And Complexity


Systems Thinking brings together classic and contemporary writings that cross the entire breadth of the systems field. The four-volume set includes the most influential theoretical papers, as well as applications in domains as diverse as global environmental modelling, business strategy, public sector planning, family therapy and the management of organizations. Key critiques of the leading writers allow the researcher to understand how and why paradigm breaks took place, and to grasp the extraordinary diversification of systems theory and practice we see today. Systems Thinking will be an essential reference for all libraries of business, management and organization studies.International Advisory Board Peter Allen, Cranfield University, UK Bela H Banathy, Saybrook Institute, USA & International Systems Institute, USA Kenneth Bausch, Institute for 21st Century Agoras, USA Richard Bawden, Michigan State University, USA SA ren Brier, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark David Campbell, Tavistock Clinic, UK Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy, USA Peter Checkland, Lancaster University, UK Jose Cordoba, University of Hull, UK Peter Corning, Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, USA Donald de Raadt, Lulea University, Sweden Eric Dent, University of Maryland, University College, USA Peter Dudley, Integra Management Systems Ltd. ,UK Robert Flood, Maastricht University, The Netherlands Joyce Fortune, Open University, UK Wojciech Gasparski, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland Wendy Gregory, University of Hull, UK Jifa Gu, JAIST, Japan & Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Enrique Herrscher, IDEA, Argentina Kristo Ivanov, Umea University, Sweden Mike Jackson, University of Hull, UK James Kay, University of Waterloo, Canada Lisl Klein, Bayswater Institute, UK George Klir, Binghampton University, USA Ervin Laszlo, Club of Budapest, Hungary Harold Linstone, Portland State University, USA Sid Luckett, University of Natal, South Africa Gianfranco Minati, Italian Systems Society, Italy John Mingers, Warwick University, UK Heiner M ller Merbach, Universitat Kaiserslautern, Germany P N Murthy, Tata Consultancy Services, India Yoshiteru Nakamori, Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan Harold Nelson, Advance Design Institute, Seattle, USA Roger Packham, University of Western Sydney, Australia Yong Pil Rhee, Seoul National University, South Korea Kurt Richardson, Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, USA Fenton Robb, Independent Author, UK Ricardo Rodriguez-Ulloa, Instituto Andino de Sistemas, Peru Simanta Roy-Chowdhury, Barnet, Enfield and Harringay NHS Trust & University of East London, UK John Sterman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Sytse Strijbos, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Stuart Umpleby, George Washington University, USA John Van Gigch, California State University, USA John Warfield, George Mason University, USA Jennifer Wilby, The University of York, UK Eric Wolstenholme, Cognitus Ltd., UK Maurice Yolles, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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