2002

Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age

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ISBN: 978-1-4613-5152-8 (Print) 978-1-4615-0601-0 (Online)

Table of contents (54 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Systems Theory

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      Pages 1-1

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      Emergent or Just Unexpected?

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      Pages 11-18

      Sawu Bona : Systems Theory in Design

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      Pages 19-27

      Mapping the Stages of the Development of Management Sciences Methodologies in the UK: From Single Solving Methods to Multimethodology

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      Pages 29-35

      Relevance and Rigour, Theory and Practice in Systems

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      Pages 37-44

      Vickers’ Concept of Relationship-Maintaining and the Nature of Regulation

  3. Systems Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45

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      Connecting Soft Systems Thinking with Project Management Practice: An Organizational Change Case Study

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      Pages 55-62

      Cybernetics/Systems Approach to Transformation of the Towel Production Firms in Osaka Area, Japan

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      Pages 63-69

      Towards a Contingency Framework for Intervention in the Context of a Systems-Based Approach

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      Pages 71-78

      SSM-Guided Research to Improve the Linkages between a Science Provider and their End-Users

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      Pages 79-86

      A Multi-Methodological Approach to Emergency Call Handling in the Metropolitan Police Service

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      Pages 87-95

      Using SSM to Improve Supply Chain Effectiveness

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      Pages 97-104

      Improving Systems Intervention in SMEs: Reflections on Systems Boundaries in Practice

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      Pages 105-111

      Soft Systems Methodology based on Organizational Knowledge-Creation Theory

  4. Knowledge Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113

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      Pages 115-122

      Inquiring into Learning as System

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      Pages 123-130

      Creating Corporate Value through Knowledge Management Systems

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      Pages 131-138

      Information, Knowledge and Teams

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      Pages 139-146

      A Human Value System Based Methodology for an Organisational Development Consultancy

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      Pages 147-154

      Systemic Learning with a Searchlight Approach

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      Pages 155-162

      The Knowledge Worker and the Knowledge Age

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      Pages 163-171

      Design of a Knowledge Management System for Quality Improvement in a Public Education System in México

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