International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies (IJASS)

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies

2008 Vol.2 No.1/2

Special Issue on Organisational Cybernetics in Focus

Guest Editors: Professor José Pérez Ríos and Professor Markus Schwaninger


Pages Title and author(s)

Diagnosis and Design

6-24Observing organisations: the use of identity and structural archetypes
Raul Espejo
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022791
25-39Pathological systems
Sebastian Hetzler
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022792
40-48Organising for sustainability
Markus Schwaninger
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022793
49-65Supporting organisational cybernetics by communication and information technologies (VSMod®)
Jose Perez Rios
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022794
66-81Assessing the Viable System Model: an empirical test of the viability-hypothesis
Cristina I. Crisan Tran
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022795

Observation, Learning, Evolution

82-94A practical tool to recognise individual and organisational learning obstacles
Alfonso Reyes
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022796
95-108Towards teaching on managing complexity using complexity management tools
N.L. Lammoglia, J.C. Bohorquez, R. Zarama
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022797
109-126Language homeostasis in race relations
Leonie Solomons, Alfredo Moscardini
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022798
127-145The end of control
Camilo Olaya
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022799

Reflections by Practitioners

146-158Why is managing change difficult? Organisational renewal and the cybernetics of effective enterprise
Michael U. Ben-Eli
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022800
159-176Stafford Beer's VSM: a model for holistic management of business operations
William F. Christopher
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022801
177-192The usefulness of VSM-based representations in organisational work
Markus Bronnimann
DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2008.022802