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Avoiding social catastrophes and maximizing social opportunities : the general systems challenge : proceedings of the 22nd annual North American meeting, Washington, D.C., February 13-15, 1978

Author: Richard F Ericson; Society for General Systems Research. North American Meeting.
Publisher: [Washington] : Society for General Systems Research, [©1978]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Ericson; Society for General Systems Research. North American Meeting.
OCLC Number: 3915440
Description: x, 525 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Fifth Annual von Bertalanffy Memorial Lecture: Promise and problems in the evolution of human systems, an anamorphic humanistic, autopoietic model / William Gray --
Human sociobiology / Bobbie J. Jones --
Human sociobiology and living systems theory, schizophrenia, a case in point / Roger A. Bell, Elizabeth Lin, and John J. Schwab --
Implicit assumptions in the sociobiological conception of the control subsystem / John A. Busch --
Hierarchical model of self-management / Luděk Rychetník --
Determining the scale of energy systems / Meyer Katzper --
Some considerations related to cost, environmental protection and safety of nuclear powerplants / Stephen O. Andersen --
Comparative employment impacts of alternative energy technologies / Richard A. Frankel --
Economies and diseconomies of scale in energy supply / H.D. Steingass and G.F. Kah --
Technological scale and changing energy systems / Meyer Katzper --
Social systems modeling, is it really social? / Kenyon B. De Greene --
Problems in the incorporation of behavioral and social factors into models of complex societal systems / Kenyon B. De Greene --
Problems in large-scale social and economic systems / Hans W. Gottinger --
Metacrescence: origins of hierarchical levels, an "emergent" evolutionary process based on systems concepts / Len Raphael Troncale --
Hard observations on soft variables / Johann Millendorfer --
Panel: Societal risk-benefit decisions, a systems challenge / Chauncey Starr, Lester B. Lave, Baruch Fischhoff, Max Singer, Ivars Gutmanis, John S. Gardenier --
Risk-benefit analysis and full disclosure / Chauncey Starr --
Ambiguity and inconsistency in attitudes toward risk, a simple model / Lester B. Lave --
Informed consent in societal risk-benefit decisions / Baruch Fischhoff --
Risk-benefit decisions concerning hazards leading to early deaths / Max Singer --
Societal risk analysis, distribution and types / Ivars Gutmanis --
Risk, risk-benefit, and the need for a system / John S. Gardenier. General systems problem solving, prospects and perspectives for the social sciences / Roger Cavallo, Peter Gomez --
The need for complementarity in social systems theory / H.H. Pattee --
Structural modelling of indigenous systems / George J. Klir --
Modelling problem-situations in management, the role of the general systems problem solver (GSPS) / Peter Gomez --
The humanization of societal systems, the analysis of process and the process of change, anatomy of a "problem" / Arthur W. Bartunek ; Sam Black ; William Gray ; Lucille Gray ; Richard Kitzler ; Charles O. Sherman --
Anamorphic humanistic autopoiesis as a process oriented approach to the humanization of societal systems / William Gray --
Experience, the analysis of process, and the individual / Arthur W. Bartunek --
Societal aspects of general systems education / Bela Banathy --
Toward a systems model of a societal level organization of education / Bela H. Banathy --
Pragmatics of the Siggs theory model relative to pedagogical epistemological inquiry / Myrna L. Estep --
Toward greater use of general systems concepts in the management of schools / Chester Kiser --
The interfacing of the higher education system and the health care system, application of general system concepts for generating societal change / Donald A. Ostasiewski --
The future of the corporation, a systems approach / Asterios C. Kefalas. The future of the corporation, an overview / Asterios C. Kefalas, A.W. Smith --
The corporation evolving / William E. Halal --
An inquiry into the moral preeminence of modern organizations in our lives and what systems theory has to say about this unprecedented circumstance / William G. Scott --
Managing tomorrow's executive and director information requirements / William R. Boulton --
The future of government-corporate relations and its impact on organization structures / John E. Fleming --
The future of the corporation, a synopsis / George T. Coker --
Value as social bounds / Frederick Kile --
Computer-aided design of simulation models for societal systems / J.R. Burns --
An instinct for survival, reciprocal altruism / James R. Ozinga --
Theoretical aspects of understanding societal systems / Irwin C. Marin --
Socionomics, the derivation and application of social laws / Leonard Starobin --
Innovation and the technological progress function / Edgar Taschdjian --
Vertical and horizontal mechanism in complex systems / A. Katsenelinboigen --
General systems, society and the marketing function / Terence A. Oliva --
General systems and the marketing function / Robert Bartels --
Marketing, a means of applying general systems theory to societal issues / Joseph Barry Mason --
The marketing function in a steady-state economic system / M. Bixby Cooper, R. Eric Reidenbach --
Human values and the marketing function / Donald E. Vinson --
Value change, GST's perspective of the marketing function and its potential for social change. Stress and biophychosocial systems / Ronald W. Manderscheid --
Diminishing stress through environmental complexity reduction, countering the modern forms of alienation by learning how to cope with information overload / Felix Geyer --
Status inconsistency, importance of getting ahead and psychological stress / Carlton A. Hornung --
Sex roles and stress / Lenore Sawyer Radloff --
Social isolation and stress / Joseph B. Tamney --
Stress-related system/environment interaction and the law of requisite variety / Thomas E. Harries --
New approaches to social modeling / Laurence D. Richards --
New theories in old epistemological traps / Magoroh Maruyama --
Requisite variety in organizations / Carson K. Eoyang --
Constraint theory, a framework for social modeling / Laurence D. Richards --
Political and ethical assumptions of general systems theory / Thomas W. Simon --
Social and political influences on the science behind the social models of general systems theory / R. Valentine Dusek --
GST and ethics / Franz Oppacher --
Systems analysis and its application to strategies in the prevention of substance abuse / Lawrence Wasserman --
The public school system and minimization of alcohol problems / Howard T. Blane --
Alcohol distribution and alcoholism prevention / Meyer Katzper, Marc Hertzman, Ralph Ryback --
Applications of fuzzy set theory / Rammohan K. Ragade --
Towards multi-attribute attitude models by fuzzy set theory / Rammohan K. Ragade --
Complexity and social decision rules / Hans W. Gottinger --
Fuzzy mathematics, a new paradigm / C.V. Negoita --
Applications of fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic to psycholinguistic problems / Gregg C. Oden --
Identification of stable journal interaction clusters / Warren T. Jones and Rammohan K. Ragade --
Topoi as models of fuzzy sets / John Paul Boyd --
Fuzzy modeling in an urban society / Ronald R. Yager. Some organizational and institutional consequences of general systems thinking / William E. Halal --
A systems approach to humanism / Alfred Kuhn --
Interactive workshop, GST/cybernetic to the people, an introductory summary / Alfred Kuhn and William H. Toliver, Sr. --
Models used in giving GST/cybernetics to the community / William H. Toliver and Anne-Marie Pollowy --
Teaching and curricula about GST / Alfred Kuhn --
Designing/planning with people / Ronald Levy --
Using the general theory of systems or Toward a GST/cybernetic model of social differentiation/oppression / Anne-Marie Balazs Pollowy --
General systems theory education, K to 12 / Lawrence Senesh --
An injection of cybernetics / Barry A. Clemson --
Linking performance and structural model in an organization / Jay J. Karlin --
A general systems approach to transnational environmental communication (TEC) networks / B. Ray Horn --
Society as a product of evolution, a cybernetic perspective / Michael U. Ben-Eli --
The brain of the government " An application of cybernetic principles to the management of a national industrial economy" / Roberto Canete.
Responsibility: Richard F. Ericson, proceedings coordinator.
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