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The Resource The nature of change or the law of unintended consequences : an introductory text to designing complex systems and managing change, John Mansfield, (electronic resource)

The nature of change or the law of unintended consequences : an introductory text to designing complex systems and managing change, John Mansfield, (electronic resource)

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The nature of change or the law of unintended consequences : an introductory text to designing complex systems and managing change
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The nature of change or the law of unintended consequences
Title remainder
an introductory text to designing complex systems and managing change
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John Mansfield
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Language
eng
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UKM
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Mansfield, John
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Computational complexity
  • Change
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The nature of change or the law of unintended consequences : an introductory text to designing complex systems and managing change, John Mansfield, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Ch. 1. What do we mean by change? The study of change -- ch. 2. Some definitions. Natural systems. Artificial systems. Social systems. Technical systems. Socio-technical systems. A system. Complicated system. Complex system. A Component's environment. Co-evolutionary systems. Thresholds. Propagation. Initial conditions. Design space -- ch. 3. Failure by design. Socio-technical design failure -- ch. 4. Influence, boundaries and structure. Examples. Influence. Boundaries. Organisation or network structure. Regular networks. Random networks. Small-world networks. Layered and hierarchic aspects. Systems have a past and a future. Layers of change -- ch. 5. Change in complex systems. Fitness and change. Change in an N-dimensional design space. The co-evolutionary process. The threshold. Resistance to change -- ch. 6. Propagation. The temporal effect. An illustration of propagation in a model -- ch. 7. Modelling and modelling mechanisms. Models. Computer-based models. Aspects of model design. Coupling. Cumulative effect. Structural change. Mechanisms. Cellular automata. Simultaneous change. Subsequent changes. Feedback. Agent-based models -- ch. 8. Simulation. The SeeChange program and the system structure. A "cellular automata" application of SeeChange. Small-world application of SeeChange. Applying SeeChange to a business model. Comparison of SeeChange with commercial tools. Insight and understanding of system behaviour. Insight into interaction with complex systems -- ch. 9. What do we do when a change is indicated? Messes, problems and puzzles. Design by increments. Forecasting -- ch. 10. Implementing a system. Early architectures. Mutability. The crucial role of time. Design of computer-based systems. Design strategy -- ch. 11. Real-world change : EUREKA class. Aspects of the change process on a ship. EUREKA simple simulation. Independent changes. Impact analysis. A model of change on a EUREKA ship. A SeeChange model of changes to a ship. Physical model. Structure of the SeeChange model system -- ch. 12. Real-world change : climate. Climate variables. Climate data. Climate models. Simulation of climate models -- ch. 13. In the future. Surprise is always the result of change, accept it
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ocn670428934
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1 online resource (xv, 196 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781848165410
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612760150
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670428934
Label
The nature of change or the law of unintended consequences : an introductory text to designing complex systems and managing change, John Mansfield, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Ch. 1. What do we mean by change? The study of change -- ch. 2. Some definitions. Natural systems. Artificial systems. Social systems. Technical systems. Socio-technical systems. A system. Complicated system. Complex system. A Component's environment. Co-evolutionary systems. Thresholds. Propagation. Initial conditions. Design space -- ch. 3. Failure by design. Socio-technical design failure -- ch. 4. Influence, boundaries and structure. Examples. Influence. Boundaries. Organisation or network structure. Regular networks. Random networks. Small-world networks. Layered and hierarchic aspects. Systems have a past and a future. Layers of change -- ch. 5. Change in complex systems. Fitness and change. Change in an N-dimensional design space. The co-evolutionary process. The threshold. Resistance to change -- ch. 6. Propagation. The temporal effect. An illustration of propagation in a model -- ch. 7. Modelling and modelling mechanisms. Models. Computer-based models. Aspects of model design. Coupling. Cumulative effect. Structural change. Mechanisms. Cellular automata. Simultaneous change. Subsequent changes. Feedback. Agent-based models -- ch. 8. Simulation. The SeeChange program and the system structure. A "cellular automata" application of SeeChange. Small-world application of SeeChange. Applying SeeChange to a business model. Comparison of SeeChange with commercial tools. Insight and understanding of system behaviour. Insight into interaction with complex systems -- ch. 9. What do we do when a change is indicated? Messes, problems and puzzles. Design by increments. Forecasting -- ch. 10. Implementing a system. Early architectures. Mutability. The crucial role of time. Design of computer-based systems. Design strategy -- ch. 11. Real-world change : EUREKA class. Aspects of the change process on a ship. EUREKA simple simulation. Independent changes. Impact analysis. A model of change on a EUREKA ship. A SeeChange model of changes to a ship. Physical model. Structure of the SeeChange model system -- ch. 12. Real-world change : climate. Climate variables. Climate data. Climate models. Simulation of climate models -- ch. 13. In the future. Surprise is always the result of change, accept it
Control code
ocn670428934
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 196 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848165410
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612760150
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670428934

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