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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

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

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



Major Academic Journals



Research Institutes & Associations