Development of Social Systems Engineering

  • Huijiong Wang
  • Shantong Li


Development of the discipline of “social systems engineering” is far slower than that of systems engineering in academic sense. It had been described in Chap.  2 that the United States published the first Handbook of Systems Engineering in the 1960s; it established the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) in the 1990s, and that Council had published several versions of Systems Engineering Handbook.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Development Research Center of the State CouncilBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Development Strategy and Regional EconomyDevelopment Research Center of the State CouncilBeijingChina

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