Systems Prospects

The Next Ten Years of Systems Research

  • Robert L. Flood
  • Michael C. Jackson
  • Paul Keys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Systems Thinking and Theory

    1. R. L. Flood, M. C. Jackson, P. Keys
      Pages 1-2
    2. R. G. Coyle
      Pages 23-27
    3. A. J. Dimond, R. K. Ellis
      Pages 47-54
    4. R. L. Flood, W. Gregory
      Pages 55-60
    5. R. L. Flood, S. A. Robinson
      Pages 61-66
    6. G. Goulet, A. Dolbec
      Pages 67-71
    7. M. C. Jackson
      Pages 73-80
    8. J. Korn, F. Huss, J. D. Cumbers
      Pages 81-85
    9. J. N. T. Martin
      Pages 87-92
    10. I. Nicholson
      Pages 97-102
    11. J. F. Nunamaker Jr., A. R. Dennis, J. F. George, D. R. Vogel
      Pages 103-108
    12. F. W. Przystupa, K. Pudlo
      Pages 121-125
    13. D. S. Pugh
      Pages 127-131
    14. C. Thunhurst
      Pages 161-165
  3. Systems Practice

    1. R. L. Flood, M. C. Jackson, P. Keys
      Pages 175-175
    2. E. Maguire-Vyhnalek
      Pages 265-271
    3. G. Mansell
      Pages 279-283

About this book


Systems Prospects is a record of the papers presented at the first con­ ference organised by the United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS), held at Thwaite Hall, Hull University (UK), on the dates 12th-15th July, 1988. The UKSS originally came together in 1978 as the Barford Group (the first meetings were held in the town of Barford), comprising academics from the four institutions that incorporated departments which primarily were con­ cerned with developing the theory and practice of so-called systems scienc- namely Aston University, City University, Lancaster University and the Open University. The meetings of the Barford Group were deemed to be successful, so much so that a decision was made to widen its horizons to incorporate more generally those of the United Kingdom systems community (a diffuse number of academics and practitioners) - hence the title UKSS. The society, ten years later, is extant and has achieved new levels of success in the last few years in terms of rising membership and international reputation. The membership is now drawn from a wide variety of academic and commercial and industrial organisations, and from most reaches of the nation. There is also an international contingent in the membership. It is right that there should be such diversity since the UKSS is founded on the notion of equality (of creed, sex, race, class and so on ••• ). This community is "glued" together by the Society's own publication, Systemist, as well as through workshops and now this conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Flood
    • 1
  • Michael C. Jackson
    • 1
  • Paul Keys
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HullHullUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8111-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0845-4
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