Systems science today and its contribution to sustainable technology [Mike C. Jackson, ISSS 1998 Plenary Session, July 20/98]

Plenary Session, ISSS Conference, July 20/98, 8:30 a.m.

Mike Jackson, Dean, Faculty of Business and Management, Lincolnshire

New government in U.K., with new words:
  1. Sustainability
  2. Inclusiveness:
  3. A third way: between socialism and market-based of Margaret Thatcher.
Easy when we hear Tony Blair use these three word to write it off.

At the same time, there's a new wind in organizations in U.K.

Have a change in time, some willingness to talk about new ways, and interest in public. Why does systems thinking have the ability? Biography of Isaac Newton: Development of systems thinking.  
Increasing Divergence of Values -->
Increasing Complexity 

Unitary Pluralist Conflictual
Simple Hard systems Soft systems
Complex Sociotechnical, cybernetic, 
living systems theories
  Idea of inclusiveness: How does inclusiveness relate to systems thinking? Another view of inclusiveness: A third view of inclusiveness: Another management technology which could be more inclusive. These technologies could all stand some systems thinking to get the ideas on inclusiveness. Captured in critical systems thinking. It's time to rediscover many of the ideas from systems thinking.

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