1st Edition

Cybernetics and Systems Social and Business Decisions

    632 Pages
    by Routledge

    632 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Society is now facing challenges for which the traditional management toolbox is increasingly inadequate. Well-grounded theoretical frameworks, such as systems thinking and cybernetics, offer general level interpretation schemes and models that are capable of supporting understanding of complex phenomena and are not impacted by the passage of time.

    This book serves the knowledge society to address the complexity of decision making and problem solving in the 21st century with contributions from systems and cybernetics.

    A multi-disciplinary approach has been adopted to support diversity and to develop inter- and trans-disciplinary knowledge within the shared thematic of problem solving and decision making in the 21st century. Its conceptual thread is cyber/systemic thinking, and its realisation is supported by a wide network of scientists on the basis of a highly participative agenda.

    The book provides a platform of knowledge sharing and conceptual frameworks developed with multi-disciplinary perspectives, which are useful to better understand the fast changing scenario and the complexity of problem solving in the present time.


    1: Foreword;  2: Preface;  3: Keynotes Contributions;  4: Human Aspects of Managing Systems;  5: Sustainability and the Anthropocene;  6: Smartness and Big Data;  7: Democracy, Transparency, and Social Dynamics;  8: Interactions Revolution;  9: Knowledge and Organisation;  10: Systems Thinking and System Dynamics;  11: Quantum Modelling;  12: Reflexivity, Second Order Science and Context;  13: Participant Universities;  14: Participant Associations;  15: Partners;  16: Sponsor;  17: Strategic Committee;  18: About the Editors;  19: About the Keynotes;  20: Contributor Index;  21: Subject Index 


    Sergio Barile is Full Professor of Business Management at Sapienza, University of Rome.

    Raul Espejo is President of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics.

    Igor Perko is Director-General of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics.

    Marialuisa Saviano, PhD, is Associate Professor of Business Management at the University of Salerno, Italy.