Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age

Editors: Ragsdell, Gillian, West, Daune, Wilby, Jennifer (Eds.)

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Welcome to the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the UK Systems Society being held at York University, United Kingdom from July 7th to 10th, 2002. It is a pleasure to be able to share with you this collection ofpapers that have been contributed by systems thinkers from around the world. As with previous UKSS conferences, the aim ofthis conference is to encourage debate and promote development of pertinent issues in systems theory and practice. In current times where the focus has moved from 'information' to 'knowledge' and where 'knowledge management', of everyday speak, it seemed fitting to 'knowledge assets' and so on, have become part offer a conference title of'Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age'. In keeping with another tradition of previous conferences, the UKSS Conference 2002 Committee decided to compile a collection ofdelegates' papers before the event as a platform from which to launch discussions in York. Ideas presented in the following papers will, undoubtedly, be developed during the dialogue generated at the conference and new papers will emerge. In his abstract for his plenary at this conference, Professor Peter Checkland throws down the gauntlet to systems thinking and its relevance in the knowledge age with the following statement: "30 Years In The Systems Movement: Disappointments I Have Known and Hopes/or the Future Springing from a lunchtime conversation at an American University, the Systems Movement is now nearly 50 years old.

Table of contents (54 chapters)

  • Emergent or Just Unexpected?

    Fortune, Joyce (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Sawu Bona: Systems Theory in Design

    Merwe, Johann

    Pages 11-18

  • Mapping the Stages of the Development of Management Sciences Methodologies in the UK: From Single Solving Methods to Multimethodology

    Páucar-Cáceres, Alberto

    Pages 19-27

  • Relevance and Rigour, Theory and Practice in Systems

    Probert, Stephen K.

    Pages 29-35

  • Vickers’ Concept of Relationship-Maintaining and the Nature of Regulation

    West, Daune

    Pages 37-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age
Editors
  • Gillian Ragsdell
  • Daune West
  • Jennifer Wilby
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0601-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0601-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47247-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5152-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 478
Topics