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Studies in Systems, Decision and Control

Methodology of Complex Activity

Foundations of Understanding and Modelling

Authors: Belov, Mikhail V., Novikov, Dmitry A.

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  • Develops and describes a general methodology that can be applied to any complex human activity  
  • Presents several typical examples throughout the text to illustrate the implementation of common approaches 
  • Reveals the structural components of complex activities, and functionally describes their logical, cause-and-effect, and process structures 
  • Illustrates that considerable scrutiny is given to organization and management, uncertainties, and the life cycles of activity, as well as the actors, subject matter, resources, knowledge, and methods involved in this activity 
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This book develops and describes a general methodology that can be applied to any complex human activity (activity with a non-trivial, multi-level internal structure).

The structural components of complex activities are considered, and their logical, cause-and-effect, and process structures are functionally described. Considerable attention is paid to organization and management, uncertainties, and the lifecycles of activities, as well as the actors, subject matter, resources, knowledge, and methods involved.  

Several typical examples are used throughout the text to illustrate the implementation of common approaches involving the functioning of work groups, organizational units, projects, and organizations in general: a retail bank, an aircraft manufacturer, a fire department, and a nuclear power plant. In addition, the book employs a system of connected technical models, in order to ensure that the results are of practical applicability for both experts on the ground and scholars engaged in research on the general principles of how activities (practical, scientific, etc.) are organized or on the management of socio-technical systems.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methodology of Complex Activity
Book Subtitle
Foundations of Understanding and Modelling
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
Series Volume
300
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48610-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48610-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48609-9
Series ISSN
2198-4182
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 223
Number of Illustrations
61 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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