Systems Thinking

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Gerald Midgley
SAGE Publications, Feb 28, 2003 - Computers - 1492 pages
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

Søren Brier, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

David Campbell, Tavistock Clinic, UK

Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy, USA

Peter Checkland, Lancaster University, UK

José Córdoba, University of Hull, UK

Peter Corning, Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, USA

Donald de Raadt, Luleå 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, Universität 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 Rodríguez-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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