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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275956912
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/1997
Series: Praeger Studies on the 21st Century Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

GEORGES ANDERLA, an economist by training, was head of the EC Information Technology Directorate, where he set up Euronet, an early European academic forerunner of the Internet. He is the coauthor, with Anthony Dunning, of Computer Strategies, 1990-1999 (1987).

ANTHONY DUNNING is Information Resources Manager in the office of the Directorate-General for Telecommunications, Information Market and Innovation of the European Commission.

SIMON FORGE is a director of the Cambridge Strategic Management Group, a telecommunications and information technology consultancy, and is on the board of Futures.

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments

Foundations of Chaotics

A Routemap to the Concepts and the Book

An Overview of Chaos and Complexity

Insights from Numbers and Visualizing Chaos

Contrasts in Chaos Theory, Complex Systems Theory, and Greek Omelettes, in the Search for Chaotic Axioms

Business Chaotics: Perspectives on Wealth Creation—a Positive Approach

Production for Increasing Returns

Economics, Intelligence and Turbulence

Technology Forecasting, with a Safety Net

Breakthrough and Soft Landing

Social Chaotics: Principles for Designing and Building Society—a Sea-Change in the Philosophy of Living

Earthly Space-Time Trade-Offs

Employment, Unemployment and Its Antidotes

The Coming Take-Off of the Third World

An Environment in Search of Its Guardians

A Recap

Briefly, Thinking with Chaotics—And Our 21st Century Agenda

Appendices: Computing under Chaotics—Slow Decay versus Self-Organization; Playing Simple Games with Numbers


Glossary of Terms


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