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Coping with System Sustainability: A Sociocybernetics Framework for Social-Economic System Architecture
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
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2012 (English)In: Systems research and behavioral science, ISSN 1092-7026, E-ISSN 1099-1743, Vol. 29, no 3, 263-273 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper proposes an epistemological model based on cybernetic principles and activity theory to interpret two levels of problems that are intertwined in our social-economic system, namely the liveability and sustainability problems. In the first part of the paper, important principles and concepts from related fields of cybernetics and activity theory are introduced for later construction of a model. In the second part, a model is constructed based on the introduced concepts. To validate the proposed model, the current economic crisis is studied in the third part. An important contribution of the proposed model is a theoretical understanding of the two levels problems, and how to construct macro social-economical policies to avoid similar crisis in the future.

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Wiley Blackwell , 2012. Vol. 29, no 3, 263-273 p.
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Feedback, Social Activities, Liveability, Sustainability, Autopoiesis.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Sociology Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7194DOI: 10.1002/sres.1134ISI: 000304315400004Local ID: diva2:834776
Available from: 2012-11-27 Created: 2011-10-04 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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