Perspectives in Business Culture

Systems Thinking

Intelligence in Action

Authors: Mella, Piero

  • Explains the logic and techniques that make Systems Thinking an instrument for the improvement of intelligence
  • Includes numerous helpful critical analyses and avoids formal mathematics
  • Written in an accessible, discursive style
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About this book

The core belief underlying this book is that the most useful and effective models to strengthen our intelligence are system ones, developed following the logic of Systems Thinking. Such models can explore complexity, dynamics, and change, and it is the author’s view that intelligence depends on the ability to construct models of this nature. The book is designed to allow the reader not only to acquire simple information on Systems Thinking but above all to gradually learn the logic and techniques that make this way of thinking an instrument for the improvement of intelligence. In order to aid the learning and practice of the Systems Thinking discipline, the author has abandoned a rigid formal language for a more discursive style. He writes in the first person, with an ample number of citations and critical analyses, and without ever giving in to the temptation to use formal mathematics.

About the authors

Creator and co-ordinator of the Budgeting and Accounting Codes in ten volumes for IPSOA in Milan. Co-ordinator and author of the Encyclopedia of Accounting, Finance and Management, in eight volumes for PIROLA. creator and Director of the Review “Accounting and Budgeting” for ISEDI, in 60 editions. Creator and Director of the Review “Business System”, UTET, since 1992. Full Professor of Business Administration Faculty of Economics at Pavia University Depart. Business Research "R. Argenziano". Author of the text on business administration in three volumes: BUSINESS ECONOMICS, ACCOUNTING, BUDGETING AND MANAGEMENT for UTET Ed. Co-ordinator of the section "Controllo do gestione" for the review BUSINESS CONSULTANCY for PIROLA Ed. Member of the Directive Committee of the Italian Association of Dynamic Systems Analysis. Member of the scientific committee of the Master in finance for Eastern countries promoted by the Cariplo Foundation. Author of over 250 scientific publications which include books, articles, software (on budgets, accounting). Creator of the scientific web site www.ea2000.it. Creator of the Combinatory Systems Theory described at the web site: http://ea2000.unipv.it/Sistemi_combinatori/top.htm.

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From the reviews:

“A text for a graduate-level seminar on the applications of systems approaches to psychology. … Systems Thinking is a welcomed contribution to the evolution of intellectual technologies. The skills that the book promotes are valuable to a range of potential users, including students, researchers, and policy makers. … Readers who are motivated to improve their systems thinking skills will find much to be appreciated and learned in this concisely written and informative book.” (Donald MacGregor, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (21), May, 2013)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Kingdom of Circular Processes: The Logical Foundations of Systems Thinking

    Mella, Piero

    Pages 1-41

  • The Arrow That Constructs the World: The Causal Loop Diagrams Technique

    Mella, Piero

    Pages 43-116

  • Systems Thinking for the Control of Phenomena: How to Construct a Control System

    Mella, Piero

    Pages 117-196

  • Systems Thinking Applied to Problem Solving: System Levers

    Mella, Piero

    Pages 197-277

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  • ISBN 978-88-470-5620-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systems Thinking
Book Subtitle
Intelligence in Action
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Business Culture
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2565-3
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2565-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2564-6
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5620-6
Series ISSN
2280-1464
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 304
Topics