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Systems

Origin and Evolution, Terms and Concepts
  • Robert L. Flood
  • Ewart R. Carson

Abstract

When asked to explain “what systems science is all about,” a systems expert is confronted with a rather daunting task. Indeed, it was precisely this difficulty that identified the need for a comprehensive well-documented account such as is presented here in Dealing with Complexity. As far as we are aware, there is not a single consolidated text on the nature and content of systems science that is both (1) an introduction to the systems concepts that provide the structural components that make up the systems framework of thought, and yet (2) broad enough in its outlook to provide an insight into the breadth of application achievable with such a framework.

Keywords

System Science Development Cycle System Thinking State Trajectory Soft System Methodology 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Flood
    • 1
  • Ewart R. Carson
    • 1
  1. 1.City UniversityLondonEngland

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