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Frank a Stowell; Professor of Systems and Director Open Systems Research Group Ray L Ison; Dr Rosalind Armson

Frank a Stowell; Professor of Systems and Director Open Systems Research Group Ray L Ison; Dr Rosalind Armson Systems for Sustainability: People, Organizations and Environments (Hardcover)

Frank a Stowell; Professor of Systems and Director Open Systems Research Group Ray L Ison; Dr Rosalind Armson Systems for Sustainability: People, Organizations and Environments (Hardcover)

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The term "sustainability" has entered the lexicon of many academic disciplines and fields of professional practice, but to date does not appear to have been seriously considered within the systems community unless, perhaps, under other guises. Within the wider community there is no consensus around what sustainability means with some authors identifying 70 to 100 definitions of the term. Some see sustainability as the precise and quantifiable outcomes of biological systems whilst others see it in terms of processes relevant to personal and organizational change with the potential to effect changes in our relationships with out environments. Internationally it has been increasingly used in relation to the term "sustainable development" a term popularised by the Brundland Commis of definitions sion's report in 1987 entitled "Our Common Future. " Despite this diversity and polarised perception on its utility, unlike many other popular terms, it has not had its time and subsided quietly from our language. It is therefore timely for the systems community to explore the relationship between systems and sustainability in a range of contexts. Participants in this, the 5th International Conference of the United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS), have been invited to reflect critically on the contribution of systems thinking and action to sustainability-to the sustainability of personal relationships, the organizations in which live and work and our "natural" environment.

• ISBN:9780306456152 • Format:Hardcover • Publication Date:1997-07-31

Specifications

Language

English

Publisher

Plenum Publishing Corporation

Book Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

728

Author

Frank A. Stowell, Ray L. Ison, Sue Jackson, Jacky Holloway, Rosalind Armson, Steve McRobb

Title

Systems for Sustainability

ISBN-13

9780306456152

Publication Date

July, 1997

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

10.00 x 7.00 x 1.56 Inches

ISBN-10

030645615X

SKU: WA564936611

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