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Van Gigch, John P.

Works: 38 works in 137 publications in 3 languages and 2,046 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Applied general systems theory by John P Van Gigch( Book )
29 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Using systems analysis to implement cost-effectiveness and program budgeting in education by John P Van Gigch( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Program budgeting is an effective tool in helping school administrators and faculty to draw up budgets which reflect their own needs and those of their clients. The "systems approach" can be used to draw up a program budget systematically. Part I outlines systems concepts and the systems approach as they can be applied to education. Also, the goal-setting process needed to integrate the objectives of all participants (teachers, administrators, students, parents, community, etc.) in the decision-making process is described. Part ii deals with the step-by-step process of developing programs and program alternatives which can be used to compare the value of the various alternatives. These measures can also be used as a basis to apply judgment and to debate the non-quantifiable merits of the program alternatives. The systems approach and its related cousin, program budgeting, are shown to provide a practical methodology for the design of school programs. (Author/JK)
System design modeling and metamodeling by John P Van Gigch( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
This book is a venture in the worlds of modeling and of metamodeling. At this point, I will not reveal to readers what constitutes metamodeling. Suf fice it to say that the pitfalls and shortcomings of modeling can be cured only if we resort to a higher level of inquiry called metainquiry and metadesign. We reach this level by the process of abstraction. The book contains five chapters from my previous work, Applied General Systems Theory (Harper and Row, London and New York, First Edition 1974, Second Edition 1978). More than ten years after its publication, this material still appears relevant to the main thrust of system design. This book is dedicated to all those who are involved in changing the world for the better. In a way we all are involved in system design: from the city manager who struggles with the problems of mass transportation or the consolidation of a city and its suburbs to the social worker who tries to provide benefits to the urban poor. It includes the engineer who designs the shuttle rockets. It involves the politician engaged in drafting a bill to recycle containers, or one to prevent pesticide contamination of our food. The politician might even need system design to chart his or her own re-election campaign
Decision making about decision making : metamodels and metasystems by John P Van Gigch( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Wisdom, knowledge, and management : a critique and analysis of Churchman's systems approach by John P Van Gigch( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 122 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
Metadecisions : rehabilitating epistemology by John P Van Gigch( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and Elamite and held by 109 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
Volume 1: Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself : Critical and Systemic Implications for Democracy by John P Van Gigch( file )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself: Critical and Systemic Implications for Democracy presents papers that make the case that good governance is about thinking and practice that can lead to a better balance of social, cultural, political, economic and environmental concerns to ensure a sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. The work is inspired by the thinking of C. West Churchman and forms the first volume in a new series: C. West Churchman{u2019}s Legacy and Related Works. The book features contributions from a range of invited authors including Russell L. Ackoff, Ken Bausch, John van Gigch and Norma Romm. The volume is aimed at academics, post-graduate students and members of professional associations working in the fields of systems sciences, public policy and management, politics, and international relations
Teoría general de sistemas aplicada by John P Van Gigch( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 20 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 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
Strategic design and management of a nonprofit organization in the 1990s : the case of the boys & girls clubs of greater Sacramento, Inc. by Frederick Teichert( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The desing of an epistemology for the management discipline which resolves dilemmas among ethical and other imperatives by John P Van Gigch( Article )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 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 library worldwide
Teoría general de sistemas by John P Van Gigch( Article )
1 edition published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 1 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 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 library worldwide
The meaning of truth by John P Van Gigch( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Attitude training to improve management implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) by Katherine Mary Massa( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"General systems" : Yearbook of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, 1998 ( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The application of the environmental ethic and of value systems to environmental management by Michele Marie Martin( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Gig, Dǒn van 1930-
Gigch, John P. van
Gigch, John P. van 1930-
Gigch John P. van 1930-2006
Gigch, John Peter van
John P. van Gigch American business theorist
Van Gig, Dž.
Van Gig, Džon.
Van Gigch, John P.
Van Gigch, John Peter 1930-
VanGig, Džon 1930-
VanGigch, John P. 1930-
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