A Theory of Stars in Complex Systems
A complex system such as a company, an institution, or a nation, can be thought of as being made up of very many interrelated parts experiencing local or global change through time. The practical need to control social institutions through planning, management, and government underlies the need to find scientific methods to describe and understand complex social systems, in the same way that the requirements of engineering underlie the need to find scientific methods to describe complex physical systems.
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