Managing and Engineering in Complex Situations

Title

Managing and Engineering in Complex Situations

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Description

With so many terms available to define the same thing, it would seem nearly irresponsible to introduce yet another term (complex situation) to describe a phenomenological state of such as a system. However, a complex situation infers both a broader meaning and imposes a different perspective. Complex in this context is dependent on understanding and reality rather than observer and knowledge. Situation imposes a gestalt that cannot be characterized within a singular perspective that relegates paradox to a superior/subordinate hierarchy. This also infers that complex situation has no monotonic definition or each definition is by default incomplete. Therefore the perennial derivations for systems such as complex systems, system of systems, federation of systems is no longer a sufficient descriptor for complex situation. Ergo system and its genealogy lack the constitution to define complex situations. The books' intent is to explore this pathology through a series of papers written by authors that work in complex situations and have dealt with the limitations of the status quo: systems. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9789400755147

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Springer

City

Dordrecht, Netherlands

Keywords

Large scale systems, Complex situations, Complex system, System of systems, Federation of systems, Wicked problems

Disciplines

Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering