Systems theory as a foundation for governance of complex systems
by Kaitlynn Whitney; Joseph M. Bradley; Dale E. Baugh; Charles W. Chesterman Jr.
International Journal of System of Systems Engineering (IJSSE), Vol. 6, No. 1/2, 2015

Abstract: The broad set of propositions identified in systems literature (circa 1900-2000s) provides an adequate, largely comprehensive subset of the complete set of all systems theory propositions. Discoverers' induction can then be applied to integrate common ideas among propositions in order to produce a set of generalised laws (axioms). A proposal for a systems theory construct resting on an axiomatic set supported by unified systems theory propositions was presented by Adams et al. (2014). This paper refines the work of Adams et al. using discoverer's induction and further describes the axioms provided and their role in complex systems.

Online publication date: Mon, 13-Apr-2015

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