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Handbook of Systems Sciences (Hardback)

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The primary purpose of this handbook is to clearly describe the current state of theories of systems sciences and to support their use and practice. There are many ways in which systems sciences can be described. This handbook takes a multifaceted view of systems sciences and describes them in terms of a relatively large number of dimensions, from natural and engineering science to social science and systems management perspectives.

It is not the authors' intent, however, to produce a catalog of systems science concepts, methodologies, tools, or products. Instead, the focus is on the structural network of a variety of topics. Special emphasis is given to a cyclic-interrelated view; for example, when a theory of systems sciences is described, there is also discussion of how and why the theory is relevant to modeling or practice in reality. Such an interrelationship between theory and practice is also illustrated when an applied research field in systems sciences is explained.

The chapters in the handbook present definitive discussions of systems sciences from a wide array of perspectives. The needs of practitioners in industry and government as well as students aspiring to careers in systems sciences provide the motivation for the majority of the chapters. The handbook begins with a comprehensive introduction to the coverage that follows. It provides not only an introduction to systems sciences but also a brief overview and integration of the succeeding chapters in terms of a knowledge map. The introduction is intended to be used as a field guide that indicates why, when, and how to use the materials or topics contained in the handbook.

BusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesManagement of specific areas & peopleBusinessEconomicsBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesService industriesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: work & labour Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore Publication Date: 27/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9789811507199  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gary S. Metcalf, Ph.D., is the president of InterConnections, LLC, an organizational consulting firm. He has taught in the Department of Leadership and Management at Saybrook University in the U.S.A.; at the Open University; at a joint MBA program in Bangalore, India; in the Creative Sustainability program at Aalto University in Finland; and for the Federal Executive Institute within the U.S. government. His background includes work as a family therapist, in management at major U.S. corporations, in research, and in organizational consulting. Metcalf served as president (6 years) and vice president (10 years) for the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) between 2002 and 2018. He was president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) in 2008. He currently serves on the editorial boards of two Springer book series: the Translational Systems Sciences series and the IFSR International Series in Systems Science and Systems Engineering. Metcalf's research interests span theoretical questions about the nature of systems, including economics and climate change, as well as leadership and organizational well-being (done in collaboration with Teresa Daniel). Kyoichi Kijima is professor emeritus, the Tokyo Institute of Technology; Specially Appointed Professor of Daito Bunka University; and visiting professor at the School of Business Management, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. He also holds an appointment at The Open University of Japan. He worked as president of the Japan Society for Management Information (JASMIN) from 2016 to 2019. He has been a member of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) since 1980, where he served as president of the Society in 2007. He also served as vice president of the International Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences (ISKSS) and the International Federation of Systems Research (IFSR). He is a member of the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Science (IASCS) and of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC). His main research interest is in systems science and systems modeling, especially decision systems science and service systems science. He not only has published more than 100 refereed publications in high-quality international journals but is also is a member of the International Committee for Journals including Systems Research and Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Service Technology and Management, Risk Management, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications, and International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Sciences. Since 2013 he has worked as editor-in-chief of the Translational Systems Sciences book series published by Springer. He was in charge of conducting the Service Science, Solutions and Foundation Integrated Research Program funded by the Japan Society of Science and Technology (JST) from 2010 until 2012. He also worked as director of the Service Innovation Human Resource Promotion Program founded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, from 2008 to 2010. Hiroshi Deguchi was born in 1955 in Tokyo, Japan. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in systems sciences from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1983, and 1986, respectively, and a Ph.D. in economics from Kyoto University. His academic positions have included: assistant professor, Fukushima University,1987-1989; associate professor, International University of Japan, 1989-1995; associate professor, Chuo University, 1995-1996; associate professor, Kyoto University, 1996-2001; professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2001-present. Since 2017 he has been the president of the Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies (JASESS). He is a board member of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science (JAPS), the International Association of Project and Program Management (IAP2M), the Japan Society for Evolutionary Economics, and the Japan Association of Simulation and Gaming (JASAG), the last of which he was the president from 2013 to 2017. He serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the Springer series Translational Systems Sciences.

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