Synergy Matters: Working with Systems in the 21st Century

Synergy Matters: Working with Systems in the 21st Century

by Adrian M. Castell
     
 

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The 21st century is now almost upon us and, whilst this represents a somewhat artificial boundary, it provides an opportunity for reflection upon the changes, and the accelerating pace of change, in our social, economic, and natural environments. These changes and their effects are profound, not least in terms of access to information and communication technologies

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The 21st century is now almost upon us and, whilst this represents a somewhat artificial boundary, it provides an opportunity for reflection upon the changes, and the accelerating pace of change, in our social, economic, and natural environments. These changes and their effects are profound, not least in terms of access to information and communication technologies, at once global in effect and manifest locally. These changes and their consequent demands are reflected in the theme of this volume: Synergy Matters, proceedings from the 6th UK Systems Society International Conference.

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The proceedings of a July 1999 international conference in Lincoln, England, comprising 109 papers on working together across disciplines and at different stages in scientists careers to understand systems. The general themes are action research, business and management, change management, community and social systems research, critical systems thinking, developments and applications of systems methodologies, educational systems, information systems, and organizational learning. Plenary papers cover overcoming organizational fragmentation by seeing systems, fighting failure, critical management education, synergy between theory and practice to put systems theory to work, and making sense of chaos with systems in the information society. Nearly two dozen student papers are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'The book is a worthwile addition to any department or institutional library for reference purposes and can be recommended as such.'
Kybernetes, 29:4 (2000)

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ISBN-13:
9780306461866
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.46(d)

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