Journal Contents: International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS)

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Volume 3 (2016)
Issue 1
Editorial Preface
Frank Stowell (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Special Issue on a Sociotechnical Approach to Organizational Transformation
Guest Editorial Preface
Peter M. Bednar (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK), Christine Welch (University of Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK)
Article 1
An Exploration of Resilience and Values in the Co-Design of Sociotechnical Systems (pages 1-17)
Balbir S. Barn (Middlesex University, London, UK), Ravinder Barn (Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK)
Article 2
Seams and Sutures in IT Artifacts: Sewing Up the Socio and the Technical Together (pages 18-31)
Federico Cabitza (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy), Carla Simone (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy), Cristiano Storni (Computer Science Building, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland)
Article 3
Exploring Ideology in the Adoption of Socio-Technical Assemblages (pages 32-48)
David Edwards (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China), Keith Horton (Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK)
Article 4
Enterprise Systems Adoption: A Sociotechnical Perspective on the Role of Power and Improvisation (pages 49-66)
Teresa Waring (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), David Wainwright (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), Dimitra Skoumpopoulou (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Article 5
A Sociotechnical Approach of eGovernment in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Human Development Outcomes (pages 67-79)
Gabriela Viale Pereira (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil), Marie Anne Macadar (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil), Maurício Gregianin Testa (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Article 6
Understanding Change from a Socio-technical Perspective: The Case of an E-Textbook Implementation (pages 80-93)
Lizette Weilbach (University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa), Machdel Matthee (University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa)
Article 7
Transforming Perceptions of Presence: Reporting from an Action Research Project (pages 94-109)
Rikke Lindekilde (Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark), Pernille Bjørn (Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Article 8
Excellence in Practice through a Socio-Technical, Open Systems Approach to Process Analysis and Design (pages 110-118)
Peter M. Bednar (School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK), Christine Welch (University of Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK), Christopher Milner (University of Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK)
On Complexity
Book Review
Humberto Mariotti (São Paulo Business School, São Paulo, Brazil)
The Future of Sociotechnical Systems Theory and Practice: The Challenges for Information System Design
Invited Commentary
Eli Berniker (Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, USA)
Issue 2
Editorial Preface
Frank Stowell (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Article 1
Analysing Online Social Networks from a Soft Systems Perspective (pages 1-20)
Shavindrie Cooray (Department of Business Management, Curry College, Milton, MA, USA), Steven Gunning (Department of Business Management, Curry College, Milton, MA, USA)
Article 2
Pursuit of Operational Excellence: A Systemic Approach (pages 21-34)
Christine Welch (Business School, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK), Tammi Sinha (University of Winchester, Winchester, UK), Nigel Ward (A3 Training Ltd, Fareham, UK)
Article 3
A Managerial and Linguistic Perspective on Researching Manager Behaviour Aimed at Replacing Human Managers with Robots (pages 35-49)
Justyna Alnajjar (University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland), Olaf Flak (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)
Article 4
The Systems Forum: What Value Have Systems Ideas in Making Sense of The Complexity of Issues Like Migration? (pages 50-73)
Ian Roderick (Schumacher Institute, Bristol, UK), Frank Stowell (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Communicating Systems Ideas
Book Review
Harry Kogetsidis (School of Business, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Volume 2 (2015)
Issue 1
Editorial Preface
Frank Stowell (School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK)
Article 1
An Enterprise Complexity Model: Variety Engineering and Dynamic Capabilities (pages 1-22)
Raul Espejo (Syncho Research, Lincoln, UK)
Article 2
Classical Dressage: A Systemic Analysis (pages 23-43)
Daune West (School of Engineering and Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Renfrewshire, UK)
Article 3
Paradigm Change From the Systemic View to Systems Science (pages 44-64)
Janos Korn (Independent Scholar, UK)
Article 4
Complex Processes and Social Systems: A Synergy of Perspectives (pages 65-73)
David Large (Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK), Petia Sice (Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK), Robert Geyer (Lancaster University, Newcastle, UK), Geoff O'Brien (Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK), Safwat Mansi (Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK)
Article 5
Applying a New Sub-Systems Model to Analyze Economic Policy and the Question of Systemic Persistence (pages 74-87)
James C. Schopf (Department of Political Science, Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea)
The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision
Book Review
Frank Stowell (School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK)
Issue 2
Editorial Preface
Frank Stowell (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Special Issue on Managing Complex Business Management Systems: Revised Papers from the 2nd B.S.Lab Symposium, Rome 2014
Guest Editorial Preface
Gandolfo Dominici (Business Systems Laboratory, Avellino, Italy & University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)
Article 1
Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Marketing Mix Policies: A System Dynamics Approach (pages 1-22)
Nastaran Hajiheydari (Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran), Seyed Behnam Khakbaz (Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)
Article 2
Complex and Dynamical Social Network Analysis as a Tool to Support a Sustainable Organizational Design and Management Process (pages 23-34)
Carlo Drago (University of Rome “Niccolò Cusano”, Rome, Italy), Giovanni Paolo Sellitto (B.S.Lab, Avellion, Italy)
Article 3
Sustainable Development and the Sustainability of Socioeconomic Systems: Some Reflections on Crises and Corporate Systemogenesis (pages 35-51)
Tikhomirova Olga (Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Article 4
“Be Excellent and Do More with Less”: A Paradox behind Job Burnout Threatening Organizational Sustainability (pages 52-67)
Solveig Beyza Narli Evenstad (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France)
Article 5
Recognising Influences on Attitudes to Knowledge Sharing in a Research Establishment: An Interpretivist Investigation (pages 68-87)
Penny Hart (School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Article 7
The Relevance of Systemic Approaches in Business Sciences: Last Words on the Special Issue for the 2nd B.S.Lab Symposium, Rome 2014 (pages 96-97)
Gandolfo Dominici (Business Systems Laboratory, Avellino, Italy & University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)
Viable Systems Approach (VSA): Governing Business Dynamics
Book Review
Gandolfo Dominici (Business Systems Laboratory, Avellino, Italy & University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy)
Volume 1 (2014)
Issue 1
Editorial Preface
Frank Stowell (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Article 1
How Can We Incorporate Relevant Findings from Psychology into Systems Methods? (pages 1-11)
John N. T. Martin (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
Article 2
Organisational Power and the Metaphor Commodity (pages 12-20)
Frank Stowell (School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Article 3
The Meaning of System: Towards a Complexity Orientation in Systems Thinking (pages 21-34)
Steen Leleur (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)
Article 4
Considering Complexity in Simple Solutions: What’s So Complicated About Skype? (pages 35-52)
Teri Taylor (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Article 5
Systems Thinking: Dealing with Time Scales (pages 53-54)
Ian Roderick (Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, Bristol, UK)
Introduction to Systems Theory
Book Review
Stephen K. Probert (Independent Consultant, Oxfordshire, UK)
Issue 2
Editorial Preface
Frank Stowell (School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK)
Special Issue on the 2013 International Conference of the UK Systems Society
Guest Editorial Preface
Christine Welch (Business School, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
Article 1
Systems Approaches Enable Improved Collaboration in Two Regional Australian Natural Resource Governance Situations (pages 1-21)
Moragh Mackay (Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia), Catherine Allan (Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia), Ross Colliver (Training and Development Group Pty Ltd, Riddells Creek, VIC, Australia), Jonathon Howard (Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia)
Article 2
Reaching Community Consensus on Reforms for More Sustainable Urban Water Management Systems: The Case of Kāpiti, New Zealand (pages 22-38)
Robyn M. Moore (Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand), Victoria J. Mabin (Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand)
Article 3
The Otaniemi Campus Development and Ecological Sustainability: Perceiving the Environment of a Complex Adaptive System (pages 39-50)
Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen (Land Use Planning and Urban Studies Group, School of Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland), Aija Staffans (Land Use Planning and Urban Studies Group, School of Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland)
Article 4
Radicalization and Recruitment: A Systems Approach to Understanding Violent Extremism (pages 51-65)
Anthony J. Masys (University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)
Article 5
The Last Word (pages 66-67)
Janet McIntyre-Mills (Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia)
The Manager's Guide to Systems Practice
Book Review
Neil McBride (Reader in Information Technology Management, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)