Systemic Structure Behind Human Organizations

From Civilizations to Individuals

  • Yi Lin
  • Bailey Forrest

Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
    Pages 1-21
  3. Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 25-49
    3. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 51-68
    4. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 69-98
  4. Systemic Structure in Civilizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 101-125
    3. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 127-144
    4. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 145-165
  5. Systemic Structure Beneath Business Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 169-203
    3. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 205-252
    4. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 253-282
  6. Systemic Structure of the Human Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 285-294
    3. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 295-320
    4. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 321-362
    5. Yi Lin, Bailey Forrest
      Pages 363-392
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 393-419

About this book


​​Systemic Structure behind Human Organizations: From Civilizations to Individuals shows how the systemic yoyo model can be successfully employed to study human organizations at three different levels: civilizations, business enterprises, and individuals. This monograph tackles managerial problems from an holistic perspective such as how a business entity grows and dies and how a CEO can manipulate the choices of long- and short-term projects in order to gain more control over the board of directors. By creating a uniform language and logic of reasoning, the book provides examples and convincing results.

Additionally the book shows how the same model, thinking logic, and methodology of the systems research can be equally applied to analyze problems and situations considered in natural sciences, social sciences, and humanity areas. Therefore it offers knowledge of a brand new tool to attack organizational problems. By concentrating on difficult, unsettled issues in these varying areas, this monograph thoroughly explains how some laws of nature can be established for the common study of natural and social sciences.​


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Authors and affiliations

  • Yi Lin
    • 1
  • Bailey Forrest
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. MathematicsSlippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery RockUSA
  2. 2., Department of ECECarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2310-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2311-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2846
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