System Modeling in Space

  • M. Chatterji
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


The word “system” is interpreted in various ways by different people. To some of my colleagues in computer science and management information systems, the word implies computer systems, and a systems analyst usually means computer systems analyst. To the scholars in organizational psychology, the word is used for organizational systems. They argue that the study of business, social or any other organization needs an overall approach, meaning any change in one area is going to affect another area. In sociology, the use of a social system concept is well known through the development of Talcott Parsons’ theory [1961].


Central Place Socia1 System System Analyst Central Place Theory Retail Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Chatterji
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  1. 1.School of ManagementSUNY-BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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