references on systems theory

Biomatrix theory incorporates and extends key concepts of the following systems thinkers:

Ackoff, RL 1974. Redesigning the future. New York: Wiley.

Ackoff, RL 1981. Creating the corporate future. Plan or be planned for. New York: Wiley.

Ackoff, RL 1994. The democratic corporation. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ackoff, RL and Emery, FE 1972. On purposeful systems. London: Tavistock.

Ackoff, RL Finnel, EV and Gharajedaghi, J. 1984. A guide to controlling your corporation’s future. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Ashby, WR 1956. An introduction to cybernetics. London: University Paperbacks.

Banathy, BH 1994. Designing social systems in a changing world: A graduate level text in systems design. 25781 Morse Drive, Carmel, CA: Bela H. Banathy. (Field test version, June 1994.)

Bateson, G. 1972. Steps to an ecology of mind. New York: Random House.

Bateson, G. 1985. Mind and nature.A necessary unity. Glasgow: Fontana Paperbacks.

Beer, S. 1975. Platform for change. New York: Wiley and Sons.

Bohm, D. 1980. Wholeness and the implicate order. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Boulding, KE 1956. The image. Michigan: Michigan University Press.

Boulding, KE 1978. Ecodynamics, a new theory of societal evolution. London: Sage Publications.

Boulding, KE 1985. Human betterment. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

Capra, F. 1982. The turning point: Science, society, and the rising culture. London: Wildwood House.

Checkland, P. 1981. Systems thinking, systems practice. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Checkland, P. 1983. O.R. and the systems movement: Mappings and conflict. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol 34(8):661-675.

Checkland, P and Scholes, J. 1990. Soft systems methodology. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Churchman, WC 1971. The design of inquiring systems. New York: Basic Books.

Churchman, WC 1979. The systems approach and its enemies. New York: Basic Books.

Cilliers, Paul. 2007. Thinking Complexity: Complexity and Philosophy. Vol.1. Mansfield, MA: ISSE Publishing

Coates, JF 1995. A futurist looks at systems science. Systems Research Vol 12(2):167-170.

Coyle, RG 1977. Management systems dynamics. Chichester: John Wiley.

Cross, N. 1984. Development in design methodology. New York: John Whiley.

Espejo, R, Schuhmann, W, Schwaninger, M and Bilello, U. 1996. Organisational transformation and learning: A cybernetic approach to management. Chichester: John Wiley.

Flood, RL and Jackson, MC 1991. Creative problem solving: Total systems intervention. Chiches­ter: John Wiley.

Forrester, JW 1969. Principles of systems. Cambridge Mass: Wright-Allen Press.

Gharajedaghi, J. 1985. Towards a systems theory of organisation. California: Intersystems.

Gharajedaghi, J. 1986. Prologue to national development planning. New York: Greenwood Press.

Gharajedaghi, Jamshid. 2006. Systems Thinking. Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture. 2nd. Edition. Amsterdam: Elsevier

Gleick, J. 1987. Chaos: The making of a new science. New York: Viking Press.

Gomez, P and Probst, JB 1987. Vernetztes Denken im Management. Die Orientierung. No 89. Bern: Schweizerische Volksbank.

Greene B. 2004. Der Stoff aus dem der Kosmos ist. Raum, Zeit und die Beschaffenheit der Wirklichkeit. Muenchen: Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag.

Hammer, M and Champy, J. 1993. Reengineering the corporation. A manifesto for business revolution. New York: Harper Collins.

Hawkins, D.R. 1995. Power vs. force. The hidden determinants of human behaviour. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House.

Heines, SG 2000. The Systems Thinking Approach to Strategic Planning and Management. New York: St Lucie Press.

Jantsch, E. 1979. The self-organising universe. New York: Pergamon Press

Johnson, S. 2001. Emergence. London: Penguin Books

Jordaan, W and Jordaan, J. 1984. Man in context. Johannesburg: Mc Graw-Hill.

Katakis, C. 1988. The self-referential conceptual system: Towards an operational definition of sub­jectivity. Chalandri, Greece: Laboratory for the study of human relations. Paper No 42.

Katakis, D and Katakis, C. 1982. Teleonomic entropy in biopsychological systems. Behavioural Science, 27:118-124.

Katakis, D and Katakis, C. 1986. Transference and transformation of teleonic entropy. Behavioural Science, Vol 31:52-56.

Kauffmann, DL 1980. Systems one: An introduction to systems thinking. Minneapolis: Future Systems, Inc.

Keeney, BP. 1983. Aesthetics of change. New York: The Guilford Press.

Keys, P. 1990. Systems dynamics as a systems-based problem-solving methodology. Systems Practice, No 3:479-493.

King, G, Keohane, RO and Verba, S. 1994. Designing social inquiry. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Koestler, A. 1978a. Der Mensch, Irrlaufer der Evolution. Bern: Scherzverlag.

Koestler, A. 1978b. Janus: A summing up. London: Picador.

Lane, DC 1995. Trying to think systematically about ‘systems theory’. Journal of the Operational Research Society. Vol. 46: 1158-1162.

Laszlo, E. 1972a. Introduction to systems philosophy. New York: Gordon and Breach.

Laszlo, E. 1972b. The systems view of the world. New York: George Braziller.

Laszlo, E. 1983. Systems science and world order. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Laszlo, E. Science and the Akashic Field: An integral theory of everything. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions; 2007

Lilienfeld, R. 1978. The rise of systems theory. An ideological analysis. New York: John Wiley.

Lovelock, JE 1979. Gaia: A new look at life on earth. Oxford: OUP.

Luhmann, N. Unverständliche Wissenschaft: Probleme einer theorieeigenen Sprache, in: Luhmann, Soziologische Aufklärung 3: Soziales System, Gesellschaft, Organisation. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag (4th edition, 2005: 193-205).

Maruyama, M. 1960. Morphogenesis and morphostasis. Methodos, Vol 12:251-296.

Masson, RO and Mitroff, II 1981. Challenging strategic planning assumptions. New York: John Wiley.

Maturana, HR and Varela, FJ. 1980. Autopoiesis and cognition, the realisation of the living. Boston: Reidel.

Maturana, HR and Varela, FJ. 1992. The tree of knowledge: The biological roots of human understanding. Boston and London: Shambhala.

McNeil, DH 1981. A thesis in Social Systems Sciences. Graduate Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.

McNeil, DH 1993. Architectural criteria for a general theory of systems. In: Packham, R (Ed). The ethical management of science as a system. Hawkesbury, Australia: International Society for Systems Sciences.

McTaggart, L.2001. The Field. London: Element, Harper Collins.

Miller, JG 1978. Living systems. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Nadler, G. 1981 The planning and design approach. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Nadler, G and Hibino, S. 1990. Breakthrough thinking. Rocklin CA: Prima Publishing.

Prigogine, I and Stengers, I. 1984. Order out of chaos: Man’s new dialogue with nature. London: Fontana Paperbacks.

Probst, GJB 1987. Selbst-Organisation. Ordnungsprozesse in sozialen Systemen aus ganzheitlicher Sicht. Berlin und Hamburg: Verlag Paul Parey.

Reason, P. 1981. Methodological approaches to social science by Ian Mitroff and Ralph Kilmann: An appriciation. In: Reason, P. and Rowan, J. (Eds). Human inquiry: A sourcebook of new paradigm research. Chichester: John Wiley.

Reason, P. 1981. Patterns of discovery in the social sciences, by Paul Diesing: An editorial appreciation. In: Reason, P and Rowan, J (Eds). Human inquiry: A sourcebook of new paradigm research. Chichester: John Wiley.

Riedl, R. 1976. Die Strategie der Genesis. Munchen: Piper Verlag.

Robbins, SS and Olivia, TA 1982. The empirical identification of fifty-one core general systems theory vocabulary components. Behavioural Science, 27:377-386.

Roberts, N, Anderson, D, Deal, R, Garet, M and Shaffer, W. 1983. An introduction to computer si­mulation: A systems dynamics approach. Reading, Mass: Wesley.

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Sabelli, H. 1991. Process theory, a general theory of natural and human systems. In: Peeno, LP. General Systems Approaches to alternative economics and values. Loisville, Kentucky, ISSS: 168-174.

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Strümpfer, J. 1994. Planning as a means of social change: The Durban Functional Region Forum case. Paper presented at the International Conference on Systems Thinking and Progressive Social Change. University of Cape Town, 28-30 September 1994.

Ulrich, W. 1983. Critical heuristics in social planning. Bern: Haupt.

Ulrich, W. 1993. Some difficulties with ecological thinking, considerd from a critical systems per­spective: A plea for critical holism. Systems Behavior, Vol 6, December.

Uprichard, Emma & Byrne, David. 2006. Representing complex places: a narrative approach. Environment and Planning A. 38: 665-676

Van der Hoorn, SM 1995. The development of ecosystemic thinking: An epistemological study. Stellenbosch: Department of Education, University of Stellenbosch. Dissertation presented for the Degree of Doctor of Education.

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Vester, F. 1990. Ausfahrt Zukunft. Muenchen: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag.

Vickers, G. 1983. Human systems are different. London: Harper and Row.

Von Bertalanffy, L. 1968. General Systems Theory. New York: George Braziller.

Warfield, J. 1976. Societal systems. New York: Wiley and Sons.

Warfield, J. 1990. A science of general design. Salinas, CA: Intersystems Publishers.

Wheatley, MJ 1992. Leadership and the new science: Learning about organisation from an orderly universe. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Weinberg, GM 1975. An introduction to general systems thinking. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Wiener, N. 1950. The human use of human beings – cybernetics and society. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Wolstenholme, EF 1990. Systems enquiry: A systems dynamics approach. Chichester: Wiley.

Woodhill, J. 1993. Science and the facilitation of social learning: A systems perspective. In: Packam, R (Ed). The ethical management of science as a system. Hawkesbury, Australia: International Society for  Systems Sciences.

Young, AM 1976. The reflexive Universe. Evolution of consciousness. Lake Oswego, OR: Robert Briggs Associates.