System Dynamics Glossary
What is the meaning of Systems Thinking?
Systems thinking is an epistemology which, when applied
to human activity is based upon four basic ideas: emergence,
hierarchy, communication and control as characteristics of systems. When applied
to natural systems or designed systems the crucial characteristic of
systems thinking is the emergent properties of the
whole (Checkland, 1993: 318).
Books Related to Systems Thinking
John Sterman and
John D. Sterman, "Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for
a Complex World with CD-ROM".
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Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with
Virginia Anderson and Lauren Johnson, "Systems Thinking Basics: From Concepts
to Causal Loops".
—More information on Systems Thinking Basics:
From Concepts to Causal Loops
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