Critical Systems Thinking

Critical systems thinking is a recent systems thinking framework, that wants to bring unity to the diversity of different systems approaches and advises managers how best to use them.

Critical Systems Thinking according to Bammer (2003) "aims to combine systems thinking and participatory methods to address the challenges of problems characterised by large scale, complexity, uncertainty, impermanence, and imperfection. It allows nonlinear relationships, feedback loops, hierarchies, emergent properties and so on to be taken into account and Critical Systems Thinking has particularly problematised the issue of boundaries and their consequences for inclusion, exclusion and marginalisation".

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Linear Dynamical Systems
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Chaos Theory
... Chaos theory studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions, an effect which is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect ... diverging outcomes for such dynamical systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general ... This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behavior is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved ...
Chaos Theory - History
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Interoperability
... Interoperability is the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate) ... The term is often used in a technical systems engineering sense, or alternatively in a broad sense, taking into account social, political, and organizational factors ... While interoperability was initially defined for IT systems or services and only allows for information to be exchanged (see definition below), a more generic definition could be this one ...
Chaos Theory - Applications
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