Systems Concepts in Action

Systems Concepts in Action

The book is the first to cover in detail such a wide range of methods from so many different parts of the systems field. The book's Introduction gives an overview of systems thinking, its origins, and its major subfields.

Author: Bob Williams

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804776554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Systems Concepts in Action: A Practitioner's Toolkit explores the application of systems ideas to investigate, evaluate, and intervene in complex and messy situations. The text serves as a field guide, with each chapter representing a method for describing and analyzing; learning about; or changing and managing a challenge or set of problems. The book is the first to cover in detail such a wide range of methods from so many different parts of the systems field. The book's Introduction gives an overview of systems thinking, its origins, and its major subfields. In addition, the introductory text to each of the book's three parts provides background information on the selected methods. Systems Concepts in Action may serve as a workbook, offering a selection of tools that readers can use immediately. The approaches presented can also be investigated more profoundly, using the recommended readings provided. While these methods are not intended to serve as "recipes," they do serve as a menu of options from which to choose. Readers are invited to combine these instruments in a creative manner in order to assemble a mix that is appropriate for their own strategic needs.
Categories: Business & Economics

Systems

Systems

This award recognizes and honors important use of the management sciences in practice and requires that the implemented work have had significant, proven benefits.

Author: Brian Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030065747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

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Each year the finest examples of the practice of management science are presented for the Edelman Award for Management Science Achievement. This award recognizes and honors important use of the management sciences in practice and requires that the implemented work have had significant, proven benefits.
Categories: Business & Economics

Optimal Knowledge Management Wisdom Management Systems Concepts and Applications

Optimal Knowledge Management  Wisdom Management Systems Concepts and Applications

Wisdom Management Systems Concepts and Applications Thierauf, Robert,
Hoctor, James ... The Focus of Optimal KM/WM Systems is on Transforming
Wisdom into Action to Meet Decision Makers' Needs Related to the distribution of
 ...

Author: Thierauf, Robert

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599040189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 996

"This book outlines a new way of approaching the development and implementation of information systems. Not only does the book explore a different approach to determining an organization's opportunities and solving its problems, but it also highlights methods for optimal decision making"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Decision Support Systems

Decision Support Systems

For MIS specialists and nonspecialists alike, a comprehensive, readable, understandable guide to the concepts and applications of decision support systems.

Author: Daniel J. Power

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 156720497X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

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For MIS specialists and nonspecialists alike, a comprehensive, readable, understandable guide to the concepts and applications of decision support systems.
Categories: Business & Economics

AN INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE GNU LINUX AND WINDOWS FIFTH EDITION

AN INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS   CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE  GNU LINUX AND WINDOWS   FIFTH EDITION

Figure 22.3 shows an example of a test case in action. By implementing the
solution for the first project, students learn the following: First, an operating
system creates an illusion that computers can do multiple things at once by
creating a ...

Author: BHATT, PRAMOD CHANDRA P.

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9789387472884

Category: Computers

Page: 688

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The book, now in its Fifth Edition, aims to provide a practical view of GNU/Linux and Windows 7, 8 and 10, covering different design considerations and patterns of use. The section on concepts covers fundamental principles, such as file systems, process management, memory management, input-output, resource sharing, inter-process communication (IPC), distributed computing, OS security, real-time and microkernel design. This thoroughly revised edition comes with a description of an instructional OS to support teaching of OS and also covers Android, currently the most popular OS for handheld systems. Basically, this text enables students to learn by practicing with the examples and doing exercises. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION • Includes the details on Windows 7, 8 and 10 • Describes an Instructional Operating System (PintOS), FEDORA and Android • The following additional material related to the book is available at www.phindia.com/bhatt. o Source Code Control System in UNIX o X-Windows in UNIX o System Administration in UNIX o VxWorks Operating System (full chapter) o OS for handheld systems, excluding Android o The student projects o Questions for practice for selected chapters TARGET AUDIENCE • BE/B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology) • M.Sc. (Computer Science) BCA/MCA
Categories: Computers

Systems Theory in Action

Systems Theory in Action

I can generally ask questions about the case and find specific applications of
systems theory that will be helpful, but what is missing is a resource that really
provides an overview of systemic concepts. I have four options to offer in terms of
 ...

Author: Shelly Smith-Acuña

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470475829

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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"Smith-Acuña illuminates the structural hierarchy, roles, and boundaries that give a system structure. The relationship between parts and wholes is both simple and profound, and particularly important in looking at systems structure. These morsels of wisdom are good examples of Smith-Acuña's grace as a systems theory tour guide: one moment she's digging deeper into the nuances among the theories, the next moment she's simplifying without dumbing down, but in a manner that is enormously liberating. We enjoy the fun, full, and informed journey with her." —Frank S. Pittman III, MD A practical presentation of systems theory as a fundamental model for clinical practice Valuable for seasoned mental health professionals as well as those in training, Systems Theory in Action presents systems theory—the unifying principles surrounding the organization and functioning of systems—as it applies to individual, couples, and family therapy. This innovative book explores systems theory as an effective model for general mental health practice. It examines the role systems theory can play, specifically in understanding clients' presenting problems in context, within the various systems and subsystems in which the problems are embedded. Filled with realistic clinical stories illustrating relevant concepts that tie theory to technique, Systems Theory in Action takes an in-depth look at: Systems theory as a solid guide through the dynamic process of psychotherapy The multilayered value of observing human interactions through a systems view Systemic thinking, its core components, and how it serves to reveal a "big picture" view of clients and their presenting problems Systems Theory in Action is a unique contribution to the field, translating the technical terminology of general systems thinking into common, everyday language.
Categories: Psychology

Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems

Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems

Systems. Some important aspects of complexity can be analyzed only by
considering the system embedded in a larger ... increase the overall complexity
of the system, but could also simplify some control actions directed towards the
system.

Author: Mario Lucertini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 376436940X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

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This collection of historical research studies covers the evolution of technology as knowledge, the emergence of an autonomous engineering science in the Industrial Age, the idea of scientific managment of production and operation systems, and the interaction between mathematical models and technological concepts. The book is published with the support of the UNESCO Venice Office - Regional Office for Science & Technology in Europe as an activity of the Project: The evolution of events, concepts and models in engineering systems.
Categories: Mathematics

Distributed Operating Systems

Distributed Operating Systems

This book explores the concepts and practice in distributed computing, and is designed to be useful in helping practitioners and corporate training keep up with software technology that pertains to a majority of all computers and their ...

Author: Doreen L. Galli

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: UOM:39015042554181

Category: Computers

Page: 463

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This book explores the concepts and practice in distributed computing, and is designed to be useful in helping practitioners and corporate training keep up with software technology that pertains to a majority of all computers and their applications. A two-part approach presents the basic foundation for distributed computing and then expands on these topics to cover advanced distributed operating systems. It describes in detail every major aspect of the topics, and includes relevant examples of real operating systems to reinforce concepts and illustrate decisions that must be made by distributed system designers. Chapters include information on interprocess communication, memory management, concurrency control, and object-based operating systems. More advance material covers distributed process management, file systems, synchronization, and security. For developers and managers active in the client/server technology industry who want to update and enhance their knowledge base.
Categories: Computers

Realising Systems Thinking Knowledge and Action in Management Science

Realising Systems Thinking  Knowledge and Action in Management Science

To deny reality to systems concepts is to reduce them to an essentially arbitrary
language game19. There is not space here to make these arguments fully (see
Mingers 2000a) but I will summarise them briefly. Checkland is right to recognise
 ...

Author: John Mingers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387298412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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This book deals with the contribution of a systems approach to a range of disciplines from philosophy and biology to social theory and management. It weaves together material from some of the pre-eminent thinkers of the day. In doing so it creates a coherent path from fundamental work on philosophical issues of ontology and epistemology through specific domains of knowledge about the nature of information and meaning, human communication, and social intervention.
Categories: Business & Economics

Business Information Systems Concepts and Examples

Business Information Systems  Concepts and Examples

A Sofroniou, Structured Systems Methodologies, Published and unpublished
lecture notes, 1987 -1997. ... Action 2000. Millennium Bug Campaign, DTI (
Department of Trade and Industry), 1998. PsySys Limited Title: The Management
Of ...

Author: Andreas Sofroniou

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409273387

Category: Business

Page: 115

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Business Information Systems, Concepts and Examples.ISBN: 0952795639 Year: 1998 This book aims to fill a gap in the current business and tutorial literature. It has been designed for the business individual, for the student and the computer professional who need a detailed overview of business information systems. It explores computing in general, the structured development of systems using processes and data analysis; object oriented and other methods. It includes the project planning and testing procedures for the Millennium thread.
Categories: Business

Computer Concepts in Action Student Edition

Computer Concepts in Action  Student Edition

Written specifically for secondary students - New for Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista!

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0078805775

Category: Computers

Page: 557

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Written specifically for secondary students - New for Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista!
Categories: Computers

Systems Theory for Pragmatic Schooling Toward Principles of Democratic Education

Systems Theory for Pragmatic Schooling  Toward Principles of Democratic Education

The concept of nature: Tarner lectures delivered in Trinity college, November,
1919. Cambridge, UK: The University Press. Wiener, N. ... Systems concepts in
action: A practitioner's toolkit. Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books. Zhao, G.

Author: C. Cunningham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137449320

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.
Categories: Education

Developments in Intelligent Agent Technologies and Multi Agent Systems Concepts and Applications

Developments in Intelligent Agent Technologies and Multi Agent Systems  Concepts and Applications

Concepts and Applications Trajkovski, Goran ... When the state space is huge,
the tabular representation of the value function with a separate entry for each
state or state-action pair becomes Copyright © 2011, IGI Global. Copying or ...

Author: Trajkovski, Goran

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781609601737

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Developments in Intelligent Agent Technologies and Multi-Agent Systems: Concepts and Applications discusses research on emerging technologies and systems based on agent and multi-agent paradigms across various fields of science, engineering and technology. This book is a collection of work that covers conceptual frameworks, case studies, and analysis while serving as a medium of communication among researchers from academia, industry and government.
Categories: Computers

Health Information Systems Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Health Information Systems  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

"This reference set provides a complete understanding of the development of applications and concepts in clinical, patient, and hospital information systems"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605669892

Category: Computers

Page: 2456

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"This reference set provides a complete understanding of the development of applications and concepts in clinical, patient, and hospital information systems"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers

Key Concepts in Sociology

Key Concepts in Sociology

In sociology cybernetics has been used in systems theories. See also Luhmann,
N.; Social system. McClelland, K.A. and Fararo, T.J., (eds) (2006), Purpose,
Meaning and Action: Control Systems Theories in Sociology, Palgrave Macmillan
, ...

Author: Ken Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137066442

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Complementing the student's primary reading, Key Concepts in Sociology presents a comprehensive glossary of the key terms, concepts and figures that dominate the sociological landscape. Organized alphabetically and cross-referenced for ease of use and accessibility, the book also provides suggestions for further reading to consolidate learning.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies

Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies

This also means that there is no particular clear or selfevident order to such
systems. They are perpetually and continuously made and remade by activity
and action. Hence, the unpredictable organic nature of such systems means that
that ...

Author: Peter Stokes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230344310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Critical Concepts in Management and Organization Studies provides an accessible introduction to the key themes of critical management studies. An ideal companion for students studying critical management and organizations, it breaks down the complex language, concepts and philosophical underpinnings defining critical management studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

One reason for this is its broad range of applicability to difficult systems design
and operation problems . The past ... especially those levels of upper
management that usually make the commitments to implement systems concepts
into action .

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824722671

Category: Computers

Page: 440

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"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."
Categories: Computers

Encyclopedia of Microcomputers

Encyclopedia of Microcomputers

One reason for this is its broad range of applicability to difficult systems design
and operation problems. The past ... especially those levels of upper
management that usually make the commitments to implement systems concepts
into action.

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824727002

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 382

"The Encyclopedia of Microcomputers serves as the ideal companion reference to the popular Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Now in its 10th year of publication, this timely reference work details the broad spectrum of microcomputer technology, including microcomputer history; explains and illustrates the use of microcomputers throughout academe, business, government, and society in general; and assesses the future impact of this rapidly changing technology."
Categories: Computers

Evolutionary Concepts in End User Productivity and Performance Applications for Organizational Progress

Evolutionary Concepts in End User Productivity and Performance  Applications for Organizational Progress

Information Systems Research, 13(2), 168-186. Ajzen, I. (1985). From intentions
to action: A theory of planned behavior. In J. Kuhl & J. Beckman (Eds.), Action
control: From cognitions to behaviors. New York: Springer. Ajzen, I. (1988).
Attitudes ...

Author: Clarke, Steve

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661377

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

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"This book aims to represent some of the most current investigations into a wide range of end-user computing issues, enhancing understanding of recent developments"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action

A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action

We explore more deeply the concepts of perceptual categorization , show how
categories can arise autonomously without a specific teacher , and then , using
TNGS , discuss in a general way how perception - action categories in early
infancy ...

Author: Esther Thelen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026270059X

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action presents a comprehensive and detailed theory of early human development based on the principles of dynamic systems theory. Beginning with their own research in motor, perceptual, and cognitive development, Thelen and Smith raise fundamental questions about prevailing assumptions in the field. They propose a new theory of the development of cognition and action, unifying recent advances in dynamic systems theory with current research in neuroscience and neural development. In particular, they show how by processes of exploration and selection, multimodal experiences form the bases for self-organizing perception-action categories. Thelen and Smith offer a radical alternative to current cognitive theory, both in their emphasis on dynamic representation and in their focus on processes of change. Among the first attempt to apply complexity theory to psychology, they suggest reinterpretations of several classic issues in early cognitive development. The book is divided into three sections. The first discusses the nature of developmental processes in general terms, the second covers dynamic principles in process and mechanism, and the third looks at how a dynamic theory can be applied to enduring puzzles of development. Cognitive Psychology series
Categories: Psychology