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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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The analyses integrate complex dynamic systems theory and examine the datasets in terms of morphosyntactic accuracy and syntactic complexity, participants' metaphorical use of prepositions and modals, advice acts, the development of rhetorical strategies for encoding writer-reader relations, and topic management.
We have implemented a similar process in our own medical home practice, based on the continuity relationship and the Ecological Systems Theory.
(15) Systems theory adds the set of relations between the components of the system (ie, the persons) and those outside the system (ie, the effect of the context on the system); accounting for multiple levels (eg, individuals, organizations, cities, regions), organized hierarchically (eg, atoms, cell, organisms, societies).
System theory as used in the HRD context originated from Karl Ludwig von Bertalanffy's General Systems Theory (GST).
Social Systems Theory and Judicial Review: Taking Jurisprudence Seriously.
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.25).
Such "systems thinking" is not unique per se, and, in fact, lies at the heart of much of Korzybski's foundational work; and what is now known as "systems theory" is recognized as a foundational cornerstone of much of the theoretical work done in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in terms of complex interactions.
Handbook of Developmental Systems Theory and Methodology
Lee situates world systems theory within its historical context, claiming that its emergence during the tumultuous decade of the 1970s makes it particularly useful for understanding our contemporary moment of crisis.
Mackprang has an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder; the work in her show "is guided by studies and thoughts on sexuality, spirituality, anarchy, systems theory and quantum mechanics in science," she says.

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