Applied Systems Theory by Rob DekkersApplied Systems Theory by Rob Dekkers

Applied Systems Theory

byRob Dekkers

Hardcover | September 11, 2014

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Offering an up-to-date account of systems theories and its applications, this book provides a different way of resolving problems and addressing challenges in a swift and practical way, without losing overview and not having a grip on the details. From this perspective, it offers a different way of thinking in order to incorporate different perspectives and to consider multiple aspects of any given problem. Drawing examples from a wide range of disciplines, it also presents worked cases to illustrate the principles. The multidisciplinary perspective and the formal approach to modelling of systems and processes of 'Applied Systems Theory' makes it suitable for managers, engineers, students, researchers, academics and professionals from a wide range of disciplines; they can use this 'toolbox' for describing, analysing and designing biological, engineering and organisational systems as well as getting a better understanding of societal problems.

Dr Rob Dekkers (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow) is an active researcher and educator in industrial management and engineering. He uses Applied Systems Theory not only to teach students at all levels, including research students, but also practitioners, professionals and managers in state-of-the-art courses. During hi...
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Title:Applied Systems TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:257 pagesPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331910845X

ISBN - 13:9783319108452

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Basic Concepts.- System Approaches.- Processes.- Control of Processes.- Steady-State Model.- Autopoietic Systems.- Complex Adaptive Systems.- Organisations and Breakthrough.- Applications of System Theories.