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Kovacic, Samuel F.

Managing and Engineering in Complex Situations

Kovacic, Samuel F. - Managing and Engineering in Complex Situations, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction and Overview
Andres Sousa-Poza

Part I. Theory on Wicked Problems and Complex Situations

2. A Narrative of [Complex] Situations and Situations Theory
Andres Sousa-Poza

3. PRISM – A Philosophical Foundation for Complex Situations
Van E. Brewer

4. Understanding and Complex Situations
Jose J. Padilla

5. The Gestalt Imperative: A Proposition for Understanding
Samuel F. Kovacic

Part II. Description of Wicked Problems

6. Sustainable Development as a Wicked Problem
Jonathan Pryshlakivsky, Cory Searcy

7. Complexity and Command at the Operational Level of War
Vince Berardini

8. The Wicked Problem of a Cognitive Environment in Complex Situations
Ryland C. Gaskins

9. Reverse Decision Making: An Interpretive Framework for Pragmatic Decision Making
Samuel F. Kovacic

10. Leadership in Complex Situations
Diane K. Norbutus, Thomas J. Norbutus

11. United States Joint Forces Command: As Wicked Problem
William O. Welsh

Part III. Cases and Approaches

12. Using Systems Design to Solve Complex Problems: Case Studies from Iraq
Nathan A. Minami

13. Making Sense of Messy Medical Data Through Constructed Charts of Functional Distances
Lincoln Gray

14. “Effectively Living Near the Edge”: An Extraordinary Management Tool for Mastering Wicked Problems
Richard N. Knowles

Keywords: Engineering, Complexity, Social Sciences, general, Economics/Management Science, general

Author(s)
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
2013
Series
Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789400755154

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