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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).

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John Sterman and John D. Sterman, "Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World with CD-ROM".
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Virginia Anderson and Lauren Johnson, "Systems Thinking Basics: From Concepts to Causal Loops".
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