Systems for Sustainability: People, Organizations, and Environments

Hardcover | July 31, 1997

EditorFrank A. Stowell, Ray L. Ison, Rosalind Armson

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Critical reflections on the contribution of systems thinking and action to sustainability in personal relationships, organizations in which people live and work, and the natural environment, and on the extent to which the diverse and often conflicting definitions of sustainability are systemic. The 119 papers cover systems for environmental sustainability, systems thinking and practice, learning organizations and systems, critical systems, using and developing methodology, developing information systems, innovation and organization, and managing change. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Critical reflections on the contribution of systems thinking and action to sustainability in personal relationships, organizations in which people live and work, and the natural environment, and on the extent to which the diverse and often conflicting definitions of sustainability are systemic. The 119 papers cover systems for environm...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:744 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:July 31, 1997Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:030645615X

ISBN - 13:9780306456152

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Plenary: Learning to Persist: A Systemic View of Development; R. Bawden. Systems for Environmental Sustainability: Using Systems for Sustainability in the Context of Agenda 21; C. Blackmore. Reflections of Systems Thinking and Practice: The Invisible Practitioner for the Holistic Practitioner? - The Problem Helper in the Problem Situation; R. Armson. Learning Organization and Systems: Where is the Observer in IT Strategy and Systems?; S. Armstrong, A. Ward. Critical Systems: Enhancing the Critical Reflections Mode of TSI; M. Brown, J. Wilby. Methodology Use and Development: Investigations on the Influence of the Global System of Instrumental Civilization on the Global Economy & the Mathematical Approach for Soft Systems Analysis & Evaluation; W.H. Adamkiewicz. IS Development: Improving Output Quality and Minimizing Business Risks with a Holistic Approach to Organizational Information Systems Development; O.J. Akomode. Innovation & Organizations: Competitive Systems - Seducing Cicero; G. Altmann, G. Boyce. Change Management: An Holistic Model for Change Management; G. Allan. 112 Additional Articles. Index.