Systems Thinking

Edited by
August 2020
222 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03936-796-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03936-797-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Systems Thinking that was published in

Computer Science & Mathematics
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities
This Systems Thinking Special Issue contains 12 papers on the nature of systems thinking as it applies to systems engineering, systems science, system dynamics, and related fields. Systems thinking can be broadly considered the activity of thinking applied in a systems context, forming a basis for fundamental approaches to several systems disciplines, including systems engineering, systems science, and system dynamics. Although these are somewhat distinct fields, they are bound by common approaches in regard to systems. Whereas systems engineering seeks to apply a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to the development of systems, systems science seeks to understand the basics related to systems of all kinds, from natural to man-made, and system dynamics seeks to understand system structures in order to influence its dynamics. Man-made systems have become more ubiquitous and complex. The study of systems, both natural and engineered, presents new challenges and opportunities to understand emergent, dynamic behaviors that inform the process of sense-making based on systems thinking.
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systems philosophy; heuristic systems principles; scientific systems principles; general systems principles; specialized systems principles; general systems theory; GST; sustainability; systems thinking; UN sustainable development goals; mental models; neoliberalism; ecological economics; isomorphic systems processes (ISPs); Monterey Phoenix (MP); behavior modeling; emergent behavior; cycles and cycling; systems processes theory (SPT); family; family system; natural systems thinking; Murray Bowen; integrative theory; systems thinking; competence; maturity models; worldview; systems philosophy; Worldview Inquiry Framework; General Inquiry Framework; system thinking; systems approach; capacity for systems thinking; Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality type test; concept map; termbase; systems perspective; ontology of systems; worldview; frontier research; shadow IT; IT integration; IT integration drawbacks; application integration; path dependency; path biography; switching costs; education for sustainable development; sustainability; systems thinking; teacher education; systems education; soft systems methodology (SSM); systems thinking; bibliometrics; academic impact of SSM; data visualization; systems thinking; systems engineering; healthcare system design; clinical models; socio-technical system; model-based systems engineering

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