Uniquely reflects an engineering view to social systems in a wide variety of contexts of application
Social Systems Engineering: The Design of Complexity brings together a wide variety of application approaches to social systems from an engineering viewpoint. The book defines a social system as any complex system formed by human beings. Focus is given to the importance of systems intervention design for specific and singular settings, the possibilities of engineering thinking and methods, the use of computational models in particular contexts, and the development of portfolios of solutions. Furthermore, this book considers both technical, human and social perspectives, which are crucial to solving complex problems.
Social Systems Engineering: The Design of Complexity provides modelling examples to explore the design aspect of social systems. Various applications are explored in a variety of areas, such as urban systems, health care systems, socio-economic systems, and environmental systems. It covers important topics such as organizational design, modelling and intervention in socio-economic systems, participatory and/or community-based modelling, application of systems engineering tools to social problems, applications of computational behavioral modeling, computational modelling and management of complexity, and more.
- Highlights an engineering view to social systems (as opposed to a “scientific” view) that stresses the importance of systems intervention design for specific and singular settings
- Divulges works where the design, re-design, and transformation of social systems constitute the main aim, and where joint considerations of both technical and social perspectives are deemed important in solving social problems
- Features an array of applied cases that illustrate the application of social systems engineering in different domains
Social Systems Engineering: The Design of Complexity is an excellent text for academics and graduate students in engineering and social science—specifically, economists, political scientists, anthropologists, and management scientists with an interest in finding systematic ways to intervene and improve social systems.
Avainsanat: social systems; social science; social systems engineering; computational social science; quantitative social science; computational organization theory; engineering; design; engineering thinking; modelling; mathematical organization theory; systems dynamics; artificial societies and social simulation; social science computing; organizations; institutions; societies; dynamical systems modelling; system dynamics; agent-based modelling; agent-based simulation; computational social systems; urban systems; health care systems; socio-economic systems; environmental systems; systems thinking in organizations; systems thinking; non-equilibrium approaches to economic systems; Social Systems Engineering: The Design of Complexity, Systems Engineering & Management, Management Science / Operations Research, Systems Engineering & Management, Management Science/Operational Research
- García-Díaz, César
- Olaya, Camilo
- John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
- Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science
- 312 sivua
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