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Systems approaches and their application : examples from Sweden

Author: Mats-Olov Olsson; Gunnar Sjöstedt
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Within a conceptual framework that is developed in the two first chapters, the actual application of systems thinking is described across a broad field of cases representing research, teaching, decision support and construction. All cases are presented by experts who have actually been involved in the activities they describe. Thus, the broad selection of cases captures the great variation of systems thinking and  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mats-Olov Olsson; Gunnar Sjöstedt
ISBN: 1402023693 9781402023699
OCLC Number: 55502669
Description: xvii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Systems and systems theory / Mats-Olov Olsson and Gunnar Sjöstedt --
Schools of systems thinking : development trends in systems methodology / Mats-Olov Olsson --
Systems analysis in geography / Stefan Anderberg --
Multi-agent systems, time geography, and microsimulations / Magnus Boman and Einar Holm --
Analyzing biological systems : the brain as an example / Hans Liljenström and Peter Århem --
Defining the concept of sustainability : a matter of systems thinking and applied systems analysis / Harald Sverdrup and Mats G.E. Svensson --
Scenario-based methodologies for strategy development and management of change / E. Anders Eriksson --
"Sweden in the year 2021" : a systems study of Sweden's future environment / Anita Linell --
Environmental accounts : a tool for interdisciplinary analysis / Sofia Ahlroth --
Environmental systems analysis : some ongoing research and ideas about future developments / Anna Björklund --
Some properties of environmental systems analysis tools : life cycle assessment as an example / Göran Finnveden, Tomas Ekvall and Åsa Moberg --
Systems approachs in development work / Semida Silveira --
The systems approach in research on international relations : the WTO negotiations / Gunnar Sjöstedt --
Humans and complex systems : sustainable information societies / Rune Gustavsson and Martin Fredriksson --
Large technical systems : a multidisciplinary research tradition / Lena Ewertsson and Lars Ingelstam --
Systemic interventions in Sweden : some discernible patterns / Mats-Olov Olsson and Gunnar Sjöstedt.
Responsibility: edited by Mats-Olov Olsson and Gunnar Sjöstedt.
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