Applied Systems Theory

  • Rob Dekkers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 249-257

About this book


Offering an up-to-date account of systems theories and its applications, this book provides a different way of resolving problems and addressing challenges in a swift and practical way, without losing overview and not having a grip on the details. From this perspective, it offers a different way of thinking in order to incorporate different perspectives and to consider multiple aspects of any given problem. Drawing examples from a wide range of disciplines, it also presents worked cases to illustrate the principles. The multidisciplinary perspective and the formal approach to modelling of systems and processes of ‘Applied Systems Theory’ makes it suitable for managers, engineers, students, researchers, academics and professionals from a wide range of disciplines; they can use this ‘toolbox’ for describing, analysing and designing biological, engineering and organisational systems as well as getting a better understanding of societal problems.


(Business) Process Modelling Applied Systems Theory Complex Adaptive Systems Formal and Consistent Modelling Approach to Systems Theory General Systems Theory Systems Engineering Systems Theory and Applications Systems Theory in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Systems Theory in Operations Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Rob Dekkers
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  1. 1.Adam Smith Business SchoolUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10845-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10846-9
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