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Systemic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment

Written/Edited by: James Sheffield
2009, ISBN 9780981703275 (784 pages), ISCE Publishing

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Currently the globally-connected world creates complexity for local decision makers. Environmental, social, organizational, and informational problems are pluralistic and messy. Systems approaches are required to reduce conflict and confusion. A key challenge is to apply holistic systems concepts to improve the lives of those served by systems of all kinds. This challenge motivated the theme for 2007’s ANZSYS conference—‘Systemic development: local solutions in a global environment’. This volume brings together nearly seventy papers covering the following topics:

  • A globally-connected virtual world;
  • Applications of creativity to systemic problem-solving;
  • Conceptual modelling;
  • Critical systems;
  • Information systems;
  • Managing systemic development;
  • Organizational systems;
  • Regional and environmental systems;
  • Social systems;
  • System dynamics;
  • Systems theory/systems thinking.

CONTRIBUTORS

Aldo A. Zagonel, Andrew Gill, Andrey Korotayev, Anita Hrast, Anson Li, Björn Johansson, Brian W. Bush, Bronwyn Howell, Bruce McKenzie, Bryan Bender, Carlos Comperatore, Chris Goldspink, Claes Svensson , Craig Standing, Cynthia Mitchell, Damjan Prosenak, Danuvasin Charoen, Darek Eriksson, David Matthews, David R. Thompson, Dennis R. Powell, Dmitri Bondarenko, Don Houston, Elena Sitnikova, Eli Berniker, Gerald Midgley, Greg Newbold, Hai Zhang, Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano, Ioannis C. Theocharopoulos, Ivan Jensen, Ivan Tomek, J. Myles, J.P. Kropp, Jack Meek, Jacqueline Margetts, James Sheffield, Jan Gregor, Jane Palmer, Janet McIntyre-Mills, Jason Markham, Jeffrey Foote, Jiangning Wu, John Barton, John Davies, John Molineux, John Stephens, Jonas Hedman, Jorge Vélez-Castiblanco, Julia Göbel, Juliet Willetts, K. Eisenack, Kambiz Maani, Kaoru Yamaguchi, Kevin Laws, Leonid Grinin, Li Di, Lilac Berniker, Lili Rong, Lincoln Wood, Linus Vallén, Ljubica Mamula

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