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Understanding Complex Systems

Managing Complexity: Insights, Concepts, Applications

Editors: Helbing, Dirk (Ed.)

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Each chapter in Managing Complexity focuses on analyzing real-world complex systems and transferring knowledge from the complex-systems sciences to applications in business, industry and society. The interdisciplinary contributions range from markets and production through logistics, traffic control, and critical infrastructures, up to network design, information systems, social conflicts and building consensus. They serve to raise readers' awareness concerning the often counter-intuitive behavior of complex systems and to help them integrate insights gained in complexity research into everyday planning, decision making, strategic optimization, and policy.

Intended for a broad readership, the contributions have been kept largely non-technical and address a general, scientifically literate audience involved in corporate, academic, and public institutions.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Managing Complexity: An Introduction

    Helbing, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Market Segmentation: The Network Approach

    Reichardt, Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Managing Autonomy and Control in Economic Systems

    Christen, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Complexity and the Enterprise: The Illusion of Control

    Kempf, Karl G.

    Pages 57-87

  • Benefits and Drawbacks of Simple Models for Complex Production Systems

    Rose, Oliver

    Pages 91-118

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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Complexity: Insights, Concepts, Applications
Editors
  • Dirk Helbing
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75261-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75261-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75260-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09453-8
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 393
Topics