The Resource Applications of systems thinking and soft operations research in managing complexity : from problem framing to problem solving, Anthony J. Masys, editor

Applications of systems thinking and soft operations research in managing complexity : from problem framing to problem solving, Anthony J. Masys, editor

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Applications of systems thinking and soft operations research in managing complexity : from problem framing to problem solving
Title
Applications of systems thinking and soft operations research in managing complexity
Title remainder
from problem framing to problem solving
Statement of responsibility
Anthony J. Masys, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book captures current trends and developments in the field of systems thinking and soft operations research which can be applied to solve today's problems of dynamic complexity and interdependency. Such 'wicked problems' and messes are seemingly intractable problems characterized as value-laden, ambiguous, and unstable, that resist being tamed by classical problem solving. Actions and interventions associated with this complex problem space can have highly unpredictable and unintended consequences. Examples of such complex problems include health care reform, global climate change, transnational serious and organized crime, terrorism, homeland security, human security, disaster management, and humanitarian aid. Moving towards the development of solutions to these complex problem spaces depends on the lens we use to examine them and how we frame the problem. It will be shown that systems thinking and soft operations research has had great success in contributing to the management of complexity
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N$T
Dewey number
658
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
T56
LC item number
.A67 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Masys, Anthony
Series statement
Advanced sciences and technologies for security applications
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  • Management science
  • Crisis management
  • Problem solving
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Crisis management
  • Management science
  • Problem solving
  • Physics
  • Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity
  • Operation Research/Decision Theory
  • Methodology of the Social Sciences
  • Security Science and Technology
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Operational research
  • Social research & statistics
  • Security & fire alarm systems
  • Computer modelling & simulation
  • Statistical physics
Label
Applications of systems thinking and soft operations research in managing complexity : from problem framing to problem solving, Anthony J. Masys, editor
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https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-21106-0
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contributors; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1 Problem Framing; 2 Content; 2.1 Part 1: Organizational Theme; 2.2 Part 2: Disaster Management Theme; 2.3 Part 3: Systems Thinking Theme; 3 Conclusion; References; Part IOrganizational Theme; 2 Using Systems Modelling to Examine Law Enforcement Collaboration in the Response to Serious Crime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Background; 3 Theory; 4 Modelling Collaboration Systems; 4.1 The Operational Taskforce; 4.2 The National Multi-agency Law Enforcement System; 4.3 The Regional Cooperative Agency; 5 Conclusion; References
  • 3 Managing Complexity in Organizations Through a Systemic Network of ProjectsAbstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Managing Complexity: How a Systemic Methodology Evolved; 3 Understanding the Organization as a System: Flowcharting the Processes; 4 Variation and Its Importance for Managing Organizations as Systems; 5 Variation and Complexity; 6 Gathering Data: The Behaviour Chart; 7 Prediction Versus Forecast; 8 Adding the Constraint to the Organization Viewed as a System; 9 The Need for a Constraint; 10 Protecting the Constraint: The ``Buffer''
  • 11 Measuring a Complex System and Its Performance with a Systemic Approach12 Managing Complexity -- The Decalogue Methodology; 13 Processes, Projects and Managing Projects with Critical Chain; 14 Critical Chain and Organizational Design; 15 Network Theory and the Network of Projects Organization; 16 Proposing the Organizational Design of the Networks of Projects; 17 The Network of Conversations in Organizations; 18 The Thinking Process Tools; 19 Shifting Beyond the Hierarchical Mindset; 20 The Pattern for Change with the Thinking Process Tools
  • 21 A Solution for Generating Continuous Breakthroughs: The Conflict Cloud22 The Decalogue Methodology as a Solution for Complexity in Organizations; 23 Towards a New Economics; 24 Notes; 4 Family of Related Systemic Elements (FoRSE2122) Matrix: Big(ger) Picture Thinking and Application for Business and Organizations; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Problems with Problem Framing and Generating Solutions; 3 Thinking Primer: Basic, Specific Field, Critical and Big Picture (Systems) Thinking; 4 Big Picture Thinking and Little Window Glimpses
  • 5 The Family of Related Systemic Elements (FoRSE2122) Matrix6 Case Study; 7 Next Steps; References; Part IIDisaster Management Theme; 5 Disentangling Wicked Problems: A Reflexive Approach Towards Resilience Governance; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Contemporary Wicked Problems; 2.1 Hybrid Threats; 2.1.1 Example 1: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans; 2.1.2 Example 2: Natural Gas Extraction in Groningen; 2.1.3 Example 3: The Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull; 2.2 The Challenge of Policy Development; 3 From Risk Society to Resilient Society; 3.1 The Shift Towards Resilience Thinking
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319211060
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21106-0
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)921249062
  • (OCoLC)ocn921249062
Label
Applications of systems thinking and soft operations research in managing complexity : from problem framing to problem solving, Anthony J. Masys, editor
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-21106-0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contributors; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1 Problem Framing; 2 Content; 2.1 Part 1: Organizational Theme; 2.2 Part 2: Disaster Management Theme; 2.3 Part 3: Systems Thinking Theme; 3 Conclusion; References; Part IOrganizational Theme; 2 Using Systems Modelling to Examine Law Enforcement Collaboration in the Response to Serious Crime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Background; 3 Theory; 4 Modelling Collaboration Systems; 4.1 The Operational Taskforce; 4.2 The National Multi-agency Law Enforcement System; 4.3 The Regional Cooperative Agency; 5 Conclusion; References
  • 3 Managing Complexity in Organizations Through a Systemic Network of ProjectsAbstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Managing Complexity: How a Systemic Methodology Evolved; 3 Understanding the Organization as a System: Flowcharting the Processes; 4 Variation and Its Importance for Managing Organizations as Systems; 5 Variation and Complexity; 6 Gathering Data: The Behaviour Chart; 7 Prediction Versus Forecast; 8 Adding the Constraint to the Organization Viewed as a System; 9 The Need for a Constraint; 10 Protecting the Constraint: The ``Buffer''
  • 11 Measuring a Complex System and Its Performance with a Systemic Approach12 Managing Complexity -- The Decalogue Methodology; 13 Processes, Projects and Managing Projects with Critical Chain; 14 Critical Chain and Organizational Design; 15 Network Theory and the Network of Projects Organization; 16 Proposing the Organizational Design of the Networks of Projects; 17 The Network of Conversations in Organizations; 18 The Thinking Process Tools; 19 Shifting Beyond the Hierarchical Mindset; 20 The Pattern for Change with the Thinking Process Tools
  • 21 A Solution for Generating Continuous Breakthroughs: The Conflict Cloud22 The Decalogue Methodology as a Solution for Complexity in Organizations; 23 Towards a New Economics; 24 Notes; 4 Family of Related Systemic Elements (FoRSE2122) Matrix: Big(ger) Picture Thinking and Application for Business and Organizations; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Problems with Problem Framing and Generating Solutions; 3 Thinking Primer: Basic, Specific Field, Critical and Big Picture (Systems) Thinking; 4 Big Picture Thinking and Little Window Glimpses
  • 5 The Family of Related Systemic Elements (FoRSE2122) Matrix6 Case Study; 7 Next Steps; References; Part IIDisaster Management Theme; 5 Disentangling Wicked Problems: A Reflexive Approach Towards Resilience Governance; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Contemporary Wicked Problems; 2.1 Hybrid Threats; 2.1.1 Example 1: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans; 2.1.2 Example 2: Natural Gas Extraction in Groningen; 2.1.3 Example 3: The Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull; 2.2 The Challenge of Policy Development; 3 From Risk Society to Resilient Society; 3.1 The Shift Towards Resilience Thinking
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319211060
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-21106-0
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921249062
  • (OCoLC)ocn921249062

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