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systems theory

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an approach to industrial relations which likens the enterprise to an organism with interdependent parts, each with its own specific function and interrelated responsibilities
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This edition of Systems Research and Behavioral Science contains a diverse collection of papers that emphasize both the development of systems theory and the application of systems ideas in practice.
Written with an engineering slant rather than as a mathematics text (although both discrete-time systems and continuous-time systems are addressed for the sake of completeness), the material requires a graduate-level foundation in linear systems theory and probablility and stochastic processes and a moderately high level of mathematical and engineering maturity.
This instrument is based on Motivational Systems Theory, which takes an integrative, comprehensive approach.
The word "system" as used here applies the concepts of systems theory.
Creating thought leadership white papers, monographs and presentations on a wide variety of subjects, including The Top Issues Facing the Health Insurance Industry, Challenges in Growth, Metrics-based Performance Measurement, The Application of Complexly Adapting Systems Theory (Chaos Theory) to the Healthcare Market, and Attributes of High Performing Health Plans.
Contributing to the modern dynamical systems theory, Roberts explains how to derive relatively simple dynamical equations that model complex physical interactions.
Writing in a style accessible to therapists, non-therapists, and students, Cooper (clinical psychology, the Mental Health Service, Harvard University) creates a framework based in systems theory for understanding various models of human reactions to internal and external change.
The authors, who are psychologists, outline a new theory and therapy for couples and families that completes the general systems theory of Ludwig von Bertalanffy and addresses what needs to change in a dysfunctional couple or family system.
A Dynamic Approach to Second Language Development: Methods and Techniques edited by Verspoor, de Bot and Lowie focuses on second language development from a dynamic systems theory (DST) perspective, which the authors define as "a general theory that explains how [language as a] complex system, which consists of a set of interrelated variables that continually mutually affect each other, may change over time" (p.
And in recent years, biological anthropologists such as Deacon have used systems theory as the framework for understanding human consciousness.
Handbook of Developmental Systems Theory and Methodology

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