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Xenia

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter shows how — by skipping over issues like hospitality and adopting scientific discourse — systems methodologies turn themselves away from everyday human dealings with technology, and find ... More


Introduction

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This work deals with the region of southern Africa in relation to democratic consolidation, dynamic modes of representation, and the mitigation of ethnic (and regional) conflict. It starts with the ... More


Health systems and institutions

Lucy Gilson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter adopts an institutional lens in considering both the nature of health systems and ways of strengthening them. First, it reviews five widely known health system conceptual frameworks, ... More


Out of the Blue Yonder: The Transfer of Systems Thinking from the Pentagon to the Great Society, 1961–1965

David R. Jardini

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The present chapter explores RAND’s development of analytical management techniques for military purposes and the diffusion of these methodologies from the military context into broader social ... More


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