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Socio-Technical Systems

Socio-Technical Systems


Background Information: Reference |Major Academic Journals Research Institutes & Associations 



Background Information: Reference

Modeling Complex Behaviors Resulting from simple rules:

302.14 Ax22el
Axelrod, R. The Evolution of Cooperation. 1984

300 EP85G
Axtell, R.A. and Epstein, J. Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up. 2006

300.113 Ep855g
Epstein, J. Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling. 2006

515.39 C332c
Massimo, C., Cecconi,F. and Vulpiani, A. Chaos: From Simple Models to Complex Systems. 2010

301.15 SCH261M
Schelling, T. C. Micromotives and Macrobehavior. 2006

Scott , P. The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies. 2007



003.7 H719H Holland, J. H. Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity. 1995

577 K162O
Kaufmann, S. The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution. 1993

Q175.32.C65 M58 2009
Mitchell, M. Complexity: A Guided Tour. 2009

>300.15118 M615c
Page, E. S. Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life. 2007

Not on catalog
Page, Scott. Diversity and Complexity. 2010

530.412 St341s (E book)
Stein, D. Spin Glasses and Complexity. 2013

591.51 W69s
Wilson, E. O. Sociobiology: The New Synthesis. 1975


Managing Complex Systems: 

327.73 Al56e1999
Allison, G. T. and Zelikow, P. Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. 1999

519.542 B515r Binmore, K. Rational Decisions. 2009

658.16 C692h
Collins, J. How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give in Decision Making. 2009.

338.927 Es654c
Espinosa, A. A Complexity Approach to Sustainability: Theory and Application. 2011

617.09 G248c 2002
Gawande, A. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science. 2002

(E Book)
Helbing, D. Managing Complexity : Insights, Concepts, Applications. 2008

658.403 K672S
Klein, G. A. Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions.  1999

658.403 M331P
March, J. G. and C. Heath.  A Primer on Decision Making: How Decisions Happen. 1994.

658.4 Sp312c
Spear, J.S. Chasing the Rabbit: How Market Leaders Outdistance the Competition and How Great Companies Can Catch Up and Win. 2009



(E book)
Aiguier, M. Complex Systems Design & Management: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management CSD&M 2013. 2013

620.004201 D993E
Dym, C. L. Engineering Design: A Synthesis of Views. 1994

601 N782l
Norman, E. D. Living with Complexity. 2011

153.4 SCH65R
Schön, D. A. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. 1983 

629.1309 V744W
Vincenti, W. G. What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History. 1990


Economics and Technological Progress: 

HC79.I55 B796 2014
Brynjolfsson,E. and McAfee, A. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. 2014

304.64 F687e
Fogel, R. W. The Escape from Hunger and Premature Death, 1700-2100: Europe, America, and the Third World. 2004

338.064 M729g
Mokyr, J. The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy. 2002

338.064 H3649t
Torsten, H. Technological Change and Network Effects in Growth Regimes: Exploring the Microfoundations of Economic Growth. 2013


Ethics/ Values:

T176 .H84 1998
Hughes, T. P. Rescuing Prometheus. 2000

629.474 M661d
Mindell, D. A. Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight. 2008

CB161 .R38 2003
Rees, M.  Our Final Hour: A Scientist’s Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind’s Future in this Century – On Earth and Beyond. 2003

174 Se54o
Sen, A. K. On Ethics and Economics. 1987 

179.7 SI64R
Singer, P. Rethinking Life & Death: The Collapse of our Traditional Ethics. 1995



352.236 N984p
Nye, J. S. The Powers to Lead. 2008

Lean Concepts: 

338.47629222 W84M
Womack, J. P., D. T. Jones, et al. The Machine that Changed the World. 1990

Management Thinking:

658 D84M
Drucker, P. F. Managing for Results: Economic Tasks and Risk-Taking Decisions. 1964

658.4012 F877S
Freeman, R. E. Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach. 1984

HD58.8 .H362 1989
Handy, C. B. The Age of Unreason. 1989

658.4092 W729c (E book)
Ingo, W. Contemporary Leadership Theories: Enhancing the Understanding of the Complexity, Subjectivity and Dynamic of Leadership. 2010

658 M5833W
Micklethwait, J. and A. Wooldridge. The Witch Doctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus. 1996

(E book)
Mowles, C. Rethinking Management: Radical Insights from Complexity Sciences. 2012

658.4092 C7385
Uhl-Bien M. Complexity Leadership. 2008.


Modes of Thought:

153.9 G173f
Gardner, H. Five Minds for the Future. 2006

121 W692c
Wilson, E. O. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. 1998

The Nature of Research and Science:

530 F438c1994
Feynman, R. P. The Character of Physical Law. 1994

612.82 C456w
Michael,C .World Wide Mind : The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines and the Internet. 2011

QP360 .K325 2014
Michio, K. The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. 2014

501 P757P1964
Polanyi, M. Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy. 1985

112 P81C1968
Popper, K. Conjecture and Refutation: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge. 1965

501 P81lep1968
Popper, K. The Logic of Scientific Discovery. 1968



595.7961782 G653a
Gordon, M. D. Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior. 2010

T57.85 .N523 2010
Newman, M. Networks: An Introduction. 2010

511.5 W349si
Watts, D. J. Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. 2003


Human and Group Behavior: 

306.46 In67
Ahrweiler, P. Innovation in Complex Social Systems. 2010

128.33 G367s
Gigerenzer, G. et al. Simple Heuristics that Make Us Smart. 1999

658.3 M17h2006
McGregor, D. and Cutcher-Gershenfeld, J. The Human Side of Enterprise. 2006

658.3008 P145d
Page, S. The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies. 2007

155.234 P655b
Pinker, S. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. 2002

303.4 Sa974s
Sawyer, R. K. Social Emergence: Societies as Complex Systems. 2005

JC328.2 .S87 2004
Surowiecki, J. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations. 2004



(E Book)
Baoding L.Uncertainty Theory: A Branch of Mathematics for Modeling Human Uncertainty. 2010

003.54 H163r
Halpern, J.Reasoning about Uncertainty. 2003

003.54 T143b
Taleb, N. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. 2007

155.24 T143a
Taleb, N. Antifragile:  Things that Gain from Disorder. 2012



658.08 AN8B1970
Ansoff, H. I. Business Strategy: Selected Readings. 1969

658.802 K56b
Chan, W.K. and  Mauborgne, R. Blue Ocean Strategy : How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant. 2005

658 C361S
Chandler, A. D. Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise. 1962

658.4012 M668s
Mintzberg, H., Ahlstrand, B. W. et al. Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management. 1998

658 P8341c1998
Porter, M. E. Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. 1998


Systems Thinking: 

658.403 B63s (E Book)
Boardman,J. and Sauser, B. Systems thinking: coping with 21st century problems. 2008

301.4 Em3s1969
Emery, F. E. Systems Thinking: Selected Readings. 1969

003 G298t
Georgiou, I.Thinking through systems thinking. 2007

501 Si53s1996
Simon, H. A. The Sciences of the Artificial. 1996 



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