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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Communication and control in society.
New York : Gordon and Breach, ©1979
|Material Type:||Conference publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Klaus Krippendorff; American Society for Cybernetics.; University of Pennsylvania.
|Notes:||Based on a conference held at the University of Pennsylvania, and sponsored by the American Society for Cybernetics and three schools of the University of Pennsylvania.|
|Description:||xiii, 529 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Philosophical aspects of cybernetics: Introduction ; Cybernetics of cybernetics / Heinz von Foerster / Changing frames of order, cybernetics and the 'machina mundi' / Anthony Wilden ; The dog that belonged to himself, or on the nature of the mind that believes the real world, it is essentially cybernetic / C. West Churchman --
Cybernetic data analysis: Introduction ; The statistical analysis of mutual causation / Malcolm E. Turner, Jr. ; Social network analysis, an overview of recent developments / William Richards and Georg Lindsey ; Where is Mr. Structure? / Kenneth D. Mackenzie ; The role of dialogue in the measurement process / Richard O. Mason ; Data analysis, communication and control. Incentives and informational control: Introduction ; On the interaction between information and incentives in organizations / Leonid Hurwicz ; Informational aspects of enterprise design through incentives / Paul R. Kleindorfer ; A medley on shares versus wages / Murat R. Sertel ; An economic theory of altruism / Steven A. Ross ; An economic model of international negotiations relating to transfrontier pollution / Henry Tulkens ; The organization of work and the challenge to management and engineering / William A. Hetzner. Towards social control theory: Introduction ; The aesthetics of management / Russell L. Ackoff ; Uses and limitations of the cybernetic modeling of social systems / Ervin Laszlo ; A systems framework for social control processes / Premsyl Pergler ; Degrees of freedom in social interactions / William T. Powers ; Information as a system-relative concept / Anatol W. Holt --
On large social systems: Introduction ; The next generation of macro models, the present and steps in progress / Lawrence R. Klein ; A regionalized world model to disclose the nature of implicit and explicit socioethical presuppositions / Frederick Kile ; Human transaction and adapting behavior / Doreen R. Steg and Rosalind Schulman. On small human systems: Introduction ; A dynamic mathematical model of mutual influence according to information processing theory / Joseph N. Cappella ; A model of interorganizational communication among complex organizations / Rolf T. Wigand ; A theory of committee formation / Mary E. Lippitt ; Modeling the task group as a partially self-programming communication net, a cybernetic approach to the study of social processes at the small group level / James R. Taylor ; Information flow in the educational process / Nancy Dworkin, Yehoash Dworkin, Bernard Brown --
Knowledge structures in society: Introduction ; Public policy issues and societal information structures / L. Vaughn Blankenship ; The cautionary tale of the seven-day hospital, ideological messages and sociological muddles in a therapeutic community / Barbara Frankel ; A journalistic cybernetic / Richard F. Carter ; Diffusion of an intellectual technology / John M. Dutton, William H. Starbuck ; The dutiful dreamer, representations in machines and mortals / Christopher R. Longyear --
Implications for policy: Conclusions of the conference on communication and control in social processes.
|Responsibility:||edited by Klaus Krippendorff.|