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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Applications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity

From Problem Framing to Problem Solving

Editors: Masys, Anthony J. (Ed.)

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  • Details ‘real world’ applications of Systems Thinking and Soft OR to support various domains
  • Shows that many situations consist of complex systems of changing problems that interact with each other, where the traditional linear approach to problem solving tends not to work
  • Written by experts in this interdisciplinary field
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This book captures current trends and developments in the field of systems thinking and soft operations research which can be applied to solve today's problems of dynamic complexity and interdependency. Such ‘wicked problems’ and messes are seemingly intractable problems characterized as value-laden, ambiguous, and unstable, that resist being tamed by classical problem solving. Actions and interventions associated with this complex problem space can have highly unpredictable and unintended consequences. Examples of such complex problems include health care reform, global climate change, transnational serious and organized crime, terrorism, homeland security, human security, disaster management, and humanitarian aid. Moving towards the development of solutions to these complex problem spaces depends on the lens we use to examine them and how we frame the problem. It will be shown that systems thinking and soft operations research has had great success in contributing to the management of complexity. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Masys, Anthony J.

  • Using Systems Modelling to Examine Law Enforcement Collaboration in the Response to Serious Crime

    Pages 13-34

    Brocklesby, John

  • Managing Complexity in Organizations Through a Systemic Network of Projects

    Pages 35-69

    Lepore, Domenico (et al.)

  • Family of Related Systemic Elements (FoRSE™) Matrix: Big(ger) Picture Thinking and Application for Business and Organizations

    Pages 71-87

    Després, Blane

  • Disentangling Wicked Problems: A Reflexive Approach Towards Resilience Governance

    Pages 91-106

    Duijnhoven, Hanneke (et al.)

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eBook 78,10 €
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Hardcover 121,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37407-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity
Book Subtitle
From Problem Framing to Problem Solving
Editors
  • Anthony J. Masys
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21106-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21106-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21105-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37407-9
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 322
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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