Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Complex Systems

New Findings and Approaches

  • Franz-Josef Kahlen
  • Shannon Flumerfelt
  • Anabela Alves

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. W. Clifton Baldwin, Wilson N. Felder
    Pages 1-24
  3. Steven Holt, Paul Collopy, Dianne DeTurris
    Pages 25-48
  4. Shannon Flumerfelt, Anabela Alves, Javier Calvo-Amodio, Chris Hoyle, Franz-Josef Kahlen
    Pages 115-144
  5. Paul Witherell, Yan Lu, Al Jones
    Pages 145-175
  6. Patrick T. Hester, Muge Akpinar-Elci, James M. Shaeffer Sr., Margaret B. Shaeffer
    Pages 193-212
  7. J. E. Manuse, Bogdan Sniezek
    Pages 213-269
  8. Sandra Eilmus, Thomas Gumpinger, Thomas Kipp, Olga Sankowski, Dieter Krause
    Pages 271-303

About this book


This book presents an internationally comprehensive perspective into the field of complex systems.  It explores the challenges of and approaches to complexity from a broad range of disciplines, including big data, health care, medicine, mathematics, mechanical and systems engineering, air traffic control and finance.  The book’s interdisciplinary character allows readers to identify transferable and mutually exclusive lessons learned among these disciplines and beyond.  As such, it is well suited to the transfer of applications and methodologies between ostensibly incompatible disciplines.  This book provides fresh perspectives on comparable issues of complexity from the top minds on systems thinking. 


Competency development Complex systems Complexity Decision making Organizational systems Systems engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz-Josef Kahlen
    • 1
  • Shannon Flumerfelt
    • 2
  • Anabela Alves
    • 3
  1. 1.Kahlen Global Professional Solutions GronauGermany
  2. 2.Department of Organizational Leadership School of Education and Human ServicesOakland UniversityRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Production and Systems School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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