1st Edition

Human Factors of a Global Society A System of Systems Perspective

    1180 Pages 273 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    1177 Pages 273 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which is affected by recent advances in engineering, science, and education. Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective explores the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline in the Conceptual Age of human creativity and social responsibility.

    Written by a team of experts and pioneers, this book examines the human aspects related to contemporary societal developments in science, engineering, and higher education in the context of unprecedented progress in those areas. It also discusses new paradigms for higher education, including education delivery, and administration from a systems of systems perspective. It then examines the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline.

    While there are other books that focus on systems engineering or on a specific area of human factors, this book unifies these different perspectives into a holistic point of view. It gives you an understanding of human factors as it relates to the global enterprise system and its newly emerging characteristics such as quality, system complexity, evolving management system and its role in social and behavioral changes. By exploring the human aspects related to actual societal developments in science, the book opens a new horizon for the HF community.

    Human Factors and Technology
    Birth of Asymmetrical Face Biometrics and Its Transdisciplinarian Near Future, Leonid Kompanets and Damian Kurach
    HITS: Advanced City Logistics Systems, Andrzej Adamski and Daniel Kubek
    HITS: Hierarchical Intelligent Transportation Systems, Andrzej Adamski
    Hierarchical Intelligent Traffic System: Application of Vehicular Telematics over Wireless Networks for Intelligent Traffic Incident Detection and Diagnosis, Andrzej Adamski and Grzegorz Heldak
    New Design Philosophies in Architecture as a Way of Achieving Substantial Improvements of Office Buildings’ Quality in Consideration of Sustainable Development, Dariusz Masły
    The Role of Emotions in Cognitive Processes: Theoretical and Empirical Basis for Complex Brain: Computer Interfaces—Electroencephalography and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Krystyna Golonka, Justyna Mojsa-Kaja, and Tadeusz Marek
    Evidence-Based Practice: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Three Forced-Air Warming Blankets in Preventing Perioperative Hypothermia, Kaz Sobczak
    CaseView as a Web-Based Resource Technology to Expedite Patient Care and Cost Saving for an Operating Room, Kaz Sobczak, Joyce Nacario, and Ho Lom Lee
    Technical, Ecological, and Social Aspects of Nanotechnologies, Pawel Szewczyk
    Wayfinding by Colors in Public Buildings, Agnieszka Kowalska-Styczen′, Joanna Bartnicka, Christophe Bevilacqua, and Geoffrey Lepoutre
    Human Classification Process: Theory, Simulation, and Practical Applications, Valery D. Magazannik
    Continuous Quality Improvement in Neonatal Care: Experience of Eastbay Newborn Services Group, Northern California, USA, Anna G. Usowicz and Golde Dudell
    A Model and Methods to Solve Problems of Accessibility and Information for the Visually Impaired, Gerard Uzan and Peter Wagstaff
    Visualization of Multicriterial Classification: A Case Study, Péter Volf, Zoltán Kovács, and István Szalkai
    Toward 2020 with SSAT, Hansjörg von Brevern and Kateryna Synytsya
    The Problem Statement: Issues, Importance, and Impacts on Software Development, Hansjörg von Brevern
    The Influence of Individual Personality Features on Human Performance in Work, Learning, and Athletic Activity, Fred Voskoboynikov
    Activity Theory as the Initial Paradigm for a Hypothesis about the Collective Goal Orientation of the Macroevolution of Mankind, Georgy M. Zarakovsky
    Task and Its Complexity Assessment, Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, and Inna S. Bedny
    Virtualization of Hospital Processes in Forming the Knowledge-Based Organization, Joanna Bartnicka and Teodor Winkler
    Advanced Technologies in the Aerospace Industry, Marek Goral, Jan Sieniawski, Krzysztof Kubiak, and Arkadiusz Onyszko

    Leaders’ Mind Types and Their Relations to Preferred Leadership Styles, Jolanta Babiak and Czeslaw S. Nosal
    Advanced Theory of Political Marketing, Wojciech Cwalina, Andrzej Falkowski, and Bruce I. Newman
    Marketing Strategies in the Conceptual Age, Tymoteusz Doligalski and Jacek Wojcik
    Work Locus of Control and Burnout Syndrome, Jozef Maciuszek and Bartlomiej Melges
    Cultural Factors of Economic Effectiveness and Innovation: Organizational Psychology of Innovation, Damian Grabowski
    A Short Version of the Need for Closure Scale: Item Selection and Scale Validation, Małgorzata Kossowska, Krzysztof Hanusz, and Mariusz Trejtowicz
    Psychology in Supporting and Stimulating Innovativeness: The Role of Values and Spirituality, Barbara Kożusznik and Jaroslaw Polak
    The Polish Adaptation of the Short Form of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale, Małgorzata W. Kożusznik, Anna Dyląg, and Magdalena Anna Jaworek
    Why Some Arguments Are More Compelling than Others: The Answers from Cognitive and Social Psychology, Robert Mackiewicz and Paweł Koniak
    Job Attitudes of IT Sector Specialists: Beyond Stereotypes: What Is the Challenge? Jerzy Rosinski
    The Effect of Comparative Advertising on the Recall of Brand Opinion: Empirical Research in the Backward Framing Paradigm, Alicja Grochowska and Dorota Szablisty
    Brand Depreciation in Indirect Comparative Advertising: The Legal Approach and Psychological Empirical Research on Image Shaping and Brand Positioning on the Polish Advertisement Market, Agnieszka Woźnica-Kowalewska
    The Effects of Learned Helplessness and Message Framing on the Processing of Verbal and Visual Information in Advertisement, Magdalena Gasiorowska
    Perceived Risk-Return Relationship of Investments and Other Risky Actions, Joanna Sokolowska
    Creativity Barriers, Creative Behaviors in Organization: Research in the Polish Media Sector, Roksana Ulatowska and Tadeusz Marek
    Trauma in Modern Society, Luiza Seklecka, Barbara Wachowicz, Koryna Lewandowska, Tadeusz Marek, and Waldemar Karwowski

    Specific Sources of Stress in the Teaching Profession: A Three-Factor Model—A Case Study, Zofia Lacala, Luiza Seklecka, and Tadeusz Marek
    Elements of a Successful Entrepreneurship/Innovation Culture, David F. Barbe
    Ergonomics in a Sustainable Society: Well-Being and Social Inclusion, Giuseppe Di Bucchianico and Stefania Camplone
    Business Process Management in Polish Public Administration: Anthropological Aspects of Change in the Face of Technology, Roman Batko
    Organizational Citizenship Behavior: In Search of a New Kind of Employee, Adela Barabasz and Elżbieta Chwalibog
    Cultural Determinants of Entrepreneurship Development in SME Sector: The Case of Poland, Dariusz Turek
    Professional Development in the Five Hundred Largest Polish Enterprises: Results of Own Research, Tadeusz Oleksyn, Justyna Bugaj, and Izabela Stańczyk
    Medical Tourism as a Business Opportunity for Transforming Economies, Jacek Klich
    Are All Managers Strategists? Thinking and Behavioral Styles of Polish Managers, Beata Bajcar
    Prodevelopmental Orientation as a Determinant of an Active Participation and Cooperation in a Reality Oriented toward a Global Change, Agnieszka Cybal-Michalska
    Information Overload and Human Information Needs, Marek Hetmański
    Development of Competition in the Polish Energy Sector, Sylwia Słupik
    Benchmarking: The Best Practice for Implementation of PRME Principles—International Comparative Study, Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch and Anna Ptak
    Impact of Economic Crisis on HRM Practices: Evidence from Poland, Janusz Struz˙yna, Magdalena Majowska, and Tomasz Ingram
    Information Technologies as a Pillar of Knowledge-Based Economy—Some Remarks, Joanna Kalkowska, Hanna Wlodarkiewicz-Klimek, Edmund Pawlowski, and Stefan Trzcielinski
    Innovative Work Behavior (IWB) in View of the Analysis of Chosen Individual and Organizational Determinants, Agnieszka Wojtczuk-Turek
    External Conditions of Enterprise Development in a Knowledge-Based Economy, Hanna Wlodarkiewicz-Klimek, Joanna Kalkowska, Stefan Trzcielinski, and Edmund Pawlowski
    Endogenous and Exogenous Determinants of the Development of Modern Towns, Andrzej Olak

    Higher Education

    Believing in the University in a Conceptual Age, Ronald Barnett
    The Function of Imagination in University Science, David Brian Hay
    World, University, Class, and Identity, Radosław Rybkowski
    Subjective Perspective on Experiences in Project Management: The Implications for Improvements in Higher Education, Vaiva Zuzevičiūte˙
    The Idea of Social Responsibility of a University, Marcin Geryk
    Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: A Proposal for Developing a Quality Evaluation Framework, Diogo Casanova, Nilza Costa, and António Moreira
    Design of an E-Learning System Based on the Socialization, Externalization, Combination, and Internalization Model, Dong Yun Lee and Jussi Kantola
    Non-Online and Online Business Instruction: Comparative Outcomes, Thaddeus W. Usowicz
    Do We Really Equip Our Students with Inquiry Skills? Małgorzata Krzeczkowska and Iwona Maciejowska
    Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education: Analyzing Interaction in Blended Learning Environments, Danny Barrantes Acuña
    Bridging the Gap between Industry, Science, and Education: Industry Experience to Students, Computer Science Methods to Administration, Bert Van Vreckem, Dmitriy Borodin, Wim De Bruyn, Victor Gorelik, Sergey Zhdanov, and Alexander Rodyukov
    Education for Sustainable Development as a Reaction to Modern Challenges, Victor I. Karamushka
    Overseer or Mentor? Future Roles of Supervisors at Universities, Justyna Bugaj and Aleksandra Fedaczynska
    Quality of Virtual Mobility, Juris Dzelme and Ivars Linde
    Virtual Mobility Phenomenon: Educational Perspective, Margarita Teresevičiene˙, Airina Volungevičiene˙, and Estela Daukšiene˙
    Continuous Business and Educational Process Improvement in Higher Education Institutions through Implementation of New Technologies, Svetlana M. Stanišić, Verka Jovanović, and Nemanja M. Stanišić
    Changing the Subject: Funding Higher Education in Scotland, James Moir
    Engineering Ethics Education through Project-Based Learning, Masakatsu Matsuishi, Kazuya Takemata, Shigeo Matsumoto, Taketo Yamakawa, and Toshiaki Isozaki
    Essential Roles of Language Mastery for Conceptual Understanding and Implications for Science Education Policies, Liliana Mammino
    The Estimation of the Possibility of Introducing New Patterns into Office Space for Academic Staff at Polish Universities, Elżbieta Niezabitowska and Barbara Urbanowicz
    Development of the Education Quality Assessment System for Programs of Study in Economics at Polish Institutions of Higher Education in the Years 2002–2011, Elżbieta Izabela Szczepankiewicz
    Changes in the System of Higher Education in Poland: A Historical Perspective and Present Challenges, Małgorzata Cieciora
    The Value System and Professional Aspirations of Polish University Graduates in Historical Perspective, Piotr Górski
    Experimenting with Teaching Contexts, Maria L. Ekiel-Jeżewska
    New ISO 29990:2010 as Value Added to Non-Formal Education Organization in the Future, Jürgen Heene and Lilianna Jodkowska
    Polish Universities: Toward a Real Science–Business Cooperation, Krystian Gurba
    Positive and Negative Aspects of Educational Organizations’ Development in Ukraine, Ludmyla M. Karamushka
    IT Solutions in Assessment, Zoltan Kovács, Dóra Tasner, and Péter Volf
    Engineering Education in India: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, N. C. Shivaprakash

    Education in Modern Society
    Results of the Polish Policy in the Field of Education and Development of Young Scientists in the Years 1944 to 2012, Zofia Godzwon
    Creative School: Renewing Leadership for Creativity, Vilmos Vass
    New Ways of Defining Teacher Competencies: Demand-Driven Competency Definition and Development, Tibor Baráth
    Teachers as Citizens: Professional Preparation and Development, Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz
    Social Learning–Socialization: Understanding Aims of Social Education against a Backcloth of Sociological Discourse on Socialization, Barbara Behrnd-Wenzel and Hartmut Wenzel
    A Multicultural School: A Challenge for Postmodern Societies—The Case of Poland, Anna Lubecka
    Computer and Multimedia Skills as Elements of the System of Modern Teacher’s Competencies, Janusz Sasak and Iwona Ewa Waldzinśka
    Teacher Competence in the Use of the Local Environment, Aleksander Noworol
    Frozen in Time, Left Out in the Cold: Teacher Training and Development and the Role of the Head Teacher—Considering Alternatives, Robin Precey
    Creating Quality Teaching Professionals for Schools: Organic Professionalism, Trevor Davies
    Lifelong Learning Policy for Europe as a Challenge for Teacher Training in Poland, Graz˙yna Prawelska-Skrzypek
    School Organizational Culture: Neglected Factor in Teacher Training and Continual Professional Development, Roman Dorczak
    A Thomistic-Social Profile of Karol Górski’s Personalistic Pedagogy, Janina Kostkiewicz


    Waldemar Karwowski, PhD, DSc, PE, is a professor and the chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He is also the executive director of the Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He earned a master's (1978) in production engineering and management from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, and his PhD (1982) in industrial engineering at Texas Tech University. He earned a D.Sc. (dr habil.) in management science at the State Institute for Organization and Management in Industry, Poland (2004). He also received honorary doctoral degrees from three European universities. He is a past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2007) and the International Ergonomics Association (2000-2003). Dr. Karwowski served on the Committee on Human Systems Integration, National Research Council, the National Academies, USA (2007-2011). He is a co-editor of the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing journal and the editor-in-chief of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science journal. He is an author or editor of over 400 scientific publications in the areas of human systems integration, cognitive engineering, activity theory, systems engineering, human-computer interaction, fuzzy logic and neuro-fuzzy modeling, applications of nonlinear dynamics to human performance, and neuroergonomics.

    Jussi Kantola is a professor in the Industrial Management Department at the University of Vaasa, Finland. Before that, he was an associate professor in the Knowledge Service Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. From 2003 to 2008, he worked at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, and the University of Turku, Finland, in various research roles, including research director in the IE and IT departments. He earned a PhD in industrial engineering at the Univer