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International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) Volume 2, Issue 2

Book Description

The International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) is dedicated to support and encourage the publication of high quality articles that promote the way in which systems ideas are used. Papers are encouraged from practitioners, systems researchers, and systems academics. The focus of the journal is on the use and development of systems ideas within society and less on literature reviews, although some instances may occur where such papers are accepted. The journal encourages field research and research into real situations. All papers undergo a double blind peer review process and the difference in style of practitioner papers from academic is acknowledged. In the long tradition of the Systemist, opinion papers are considered for publication at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Marketing Mix Policies: A System Dynamics Approach
  • Complex and Dynamical Social Network Analysis as a Tool to Support a Sustainable Organizational Design and Management Process
  • Sustainable Development and the Sustainability of Socioeconomic Systems: Some Reflections on Crises and Corporate Systemogenesis
  • “Be Excellent and Do More with Less”: A Paradox behind Job Burnout Threatening Organizational Sustainability
  • Recognising Influences on Attitudes to Knowledge Sharing in a Research Establishment: An Interpretivist Investigation
  • The Relevance of Systemic Approaches in Business Sciences: Last Words on the Special Issue for the 2nd B.S.Lab Symposium, Rome 2014

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Editorial Preface
    1. SUSTAINABILITY
  5. Special Issue on Managing Complex Business Management Systems:
    1. 1. INTRODUCING THE B.S.LAB 2ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
    2. 2. THE ARTICLES IN THIS SPECIAL EDITION
  6. Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Marketing Mix Policies:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RESEARCH LITERATURE
    4. 3. SYSTEM DYNAMICS
    5. 4. FINDINGS
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  7. Complex and Dynamical Social Network Analysis as a Tool to Support a Sustainable Organizational Design and Management Process
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. SYSTEM THINKING AND THE VIABLE SYSTEM APPROACH (VSA)
    4. 3. BRIDGING THE GAP WITH COMPLEX NETWORKS
    5. 4. THE BUSINESS CASE
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  8. Sustainable Development and the Sustainability of Socioeconomic Systems:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ON THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSAL LAWS OF EVOLUTION
    4. DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE GLOBAL SOCIOECONOMIC SYSTEM
    5. A HOLISTIC MODEL OF CORPORATE SYSTEMOGENESIS
    6. SUSTAINABILITY AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUSINESS SYSTEM: CONCEPT AND NATURE
    7. A NEW APPROACH TO ECONOMIC EVOLUTION AND CRISIS: CRISIS AND INNOVATION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  9. “Be Excellent and Do More with Less”:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
    4. “DO MORE WITH LESS”
    5. “BE EXCELLENT”
    6. “DO MORE WITH LESS” AND “BE EXCELLENT”: THE DOUBLE-BIND
    7. BURNOUT IN THE ICT SECTOR
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  10. Recognising Influences on Attitudes to Knowledge Sharing in a Research Establishment:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FACTORS IN KNOWLEDGE SHARING
    4. INTERPRETIVISM AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
    5. APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY METHOD
    6. FIELD STUDY ORGANIZATION
    7. THE STUDY
    8. ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE
    9. TACIT KNOWLEDGE
    10. KNOWLEDGE SHARING INFRASTRUCTURE
    11. VALUE OF KNOWLEDGE TO THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS CLIENTS
    12. KNOWLEDGE SHARING CULTURES IN THE ORGANIZATION
    13. MOTIVATION FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING
    14. DISCUSSION
    15. LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCH
    16. FURTHER WORK
    17. REFERENCES
  11. Viable Systems Approach (VSA):
    1. 1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS THE VIABLE SYSTEMS APPROACH?
    2. 2. SYNOPSIS
    3. 3. CONCLUDING REMARKS: WHY READ THIS BOOK?
    4. 4. ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK
    5. REFERENCES
  12. The Relevance of Systemic Approaches in Business Sciences:
    1. REFERENCES
  13. Call For Articles