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Systems thinking : selected readings

Author: F E Emery
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1969.
Series: Penguin modern management readings.; Penguin Education, no. 71.
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Describes a way of looking at phenomena from biolocgical systems to social systems.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Emery, F.E. (Frederick Edmund).
Systems thinking.
Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1969
(OCoLC)558816683
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F E Emery
ISBN: 0140800719 9780140800715
OCLC Number: 66172
Description: 398 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Part I. Precendents to systems theory --
A logic of systems / A. Angyal --
The structure and function of organization / J. Feibleman and J.W. Friend --
Part II. Properties of open systems --
Closed and open systems / W. Koehler --
The theory of open systems in physics and biology / L. von Bertalanffy --
Common characteristics of open systems / D. Katz and R.L. Kahn --
Self-regulation and requisite variety / W.R. Ashby --
Certain peculiarities of organisms as a system from the point of view of physics, cybernetics, and biology / V.I. Kremyanskiy --
The abstract characteristics of living systems / G. Sommerhoff --
Part III. The environment of a system --
A tentative classification of goal-seeking behaviours / M.P. Schutzenberger --
Rational choice and the structure of the environment / H.A. Simon --
Adaptation in the multistable system / W.R. Ashby --
The causal texture of organizational environments / F.E. Emery and E.L. Trist --
Part IV. Human organizations as systems --
Foundations of the theory of organizations / P. Selznick --
Socio-technical systems / F.E. Emery and E.L. Trist --
A formalization of functionalism / E. Nagel --
Systems, organizations, and interdisciplinary research / R.L. Ackoff --
Part V. Systems management --
Economic development, research and development, policy making : some converging views / A.O. Hirschman and C.E. Lindblom --
The road to 1977 / M. Ways.
Series Title: Penguin modern management readings.; Penguin Education, no. 71.
Responsibility: edited by F.E. Emery.

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