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Van Gigch, John P.

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Works: 25 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 1,798 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: H61, 658.403
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Most widely held works by John P Van Gigch
Applied general systems theory by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wisdom, knowledge, and management a critique and analysis of Churchman's systems approach by John P Van Gigch ( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of the "Churchman's Legacy and Related Works" series, this work draws contributions from leading systems thinkers inspired by the works of C West Churchman. It reveals how modern authors interpret Churchman's ideas, apply them to their own line of thinking and develop their own brand of Systemics
Using systems analysis to implement cost-effectiveness and program budgeting in education by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
System design modeling and metamodeling by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decision making about decision making : metamodels and metasystems by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metadecisions : rehabilitating epistemology by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metadecisions: Rehabilitating Epistemology constitutes an epistemological inquiry about the foundations of knowledge of a scientific discipline. This text warns contemporary scientific disciplines that neglecting epistemological issues threatens the viability of their pronouncements and designs. It shows that the processes by which complex artefacts are created require a pluralistic approach to artefact design. It argues that viable solutions to fundamental problems in each discipline require cooperation, creativity and respect for contributions from all walks of life, all levels of logic and all standards of rigor - be they in the natural sciences, the social sciences, engineering sciences, management, the law or political sciences. Several true cases, obtained from different walks of life are used to illustrate logic levels in problems and how the application of the process of modeling/metamodeling helps to conceptualize problem dysfunctions and to convert decisions into metadecisions. Ten cases spanning subjects like Doctor Assisted Suicides (DASs), Advising Women on The Risks of Mammograms, a Deregulation Crusade, The Crash of TWA Flight 800, The Control of The World Wide Web, The Creation of the US Department of Homeland Security, among others, are used to illustrate the application of the metasystem framework to increase knowledge and meaning of fundamental problems. The design of any human activity requires the intervention of several inquiring systems where the manager, the engineer, the scientist, the lawyer, the epistemologist, the ethicist and even the artist contribute to shape how problems in the real-world are formulated, how decisions/metadecisions to solve problems are taken, and finally, how actions are implemented
Teoría general de sistemas by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impact of technology on the mental content of work in industrial operations by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Industrial operations are becoming more mechanized and automated. The increasing complexity of work affects the proportion of physical to mental effort which workers spend in the performance of their jobs. Traditional work measurement techniques which are primarily designed to measure the individual's physical load have to be complemented with other techniques to evaluate his mental load. This study is aimed at developing a methodology which can be applied to the analysis and measurement of the mental contribution of workers and its associated effects. Information Theory and the Theory of Communication are used to provide a conceptual framework in which information processes employed in the performance of industrial tasks are identified and evaluated. Depending on their complexity, the various information processes called mental therbligs, are classified according to four levels of integrative behavior. Information processing rates are calculated on the basis of the amount of information transmitted in the performance of these therbligs. Average and, where possible, peak rates are obtained for typical jobs representing two or more technological levels in four different segments of the forest products industry: a. Lumber Sorting b. Lumber Grading c. Groundwood Pulp Production, and d. Sulfate (Kraft) Pulp Production. Thus, the mental content of jobs in each of these industry segments is evaluated. The mental contribution of industrial workers is then analyzed in terms of some of the following: 1. The effects of the repetition cycle rate and the variability of the tasks' sequence. 2. The effects of increased system complexity on the ability of operators to cope with the high informational load, equipment malfunctions and emergency situations. 3. The effects of increased system entropy on the operator's speed. of responses and on the requirements of system design. 4. The effects of the addition of a process control computer on the variability of the process parameters and on the operator's mental load. 5. The implications regarding training and compensation of workers slated for the jobs created by new technology
Prikladnaja obščaja teorija sistem by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"General Systems" yearbook of the International Society for the Systems Sciences 1998 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prikladnaja obščaja teorija sistem by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In celebration of C. West Churchman's 80 years ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Systems analysis : principles, methods and issues by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Modeling, metamodeling, and taxonomy of systems failures by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wisdom, knowledge, and management a critique and analysis of churchman's systems approach/ ed. by John P. van Gigch ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The meaning of truth by John P Van Gigch ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Research methodology by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Systems design : modeling & metamodeling by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Prikladnaâ obŝaâ teoriaâ sistem : v 2-h knigah by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Applying the metasystems pardigm to improve our knowledge about knowledge by John P Van Gigch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gig, Dǒn van 1930-
Gigch, John P. van
Gigch, John P. van 1930-
Gigch John P. van 1930-2006
Gigch, John Peter van
Van Gig, Dž.
Van Gig, Džon.
Van Gigch, John P.
Van Gigch, John Peter 1930-
VanGig, Džon 1930-
VanGigch, John P. 1930-
Languages
English (68)
Spanish (8)
Russian (3)
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