Articles of Interest

This page simply captures and catalogues articles that we are reading and discussing around the CAS Lab. The following list is not meant to be an exhaustive compilation of literature on system complexity, but rather a locally generated sampling of interesting conversation pieces. Happy browsing.

Systems (General Concepts and Introductory Texts)

Alexander F. Siegenfeld and Yaneer Bar-Yam, An introduction to complex systems science and its applications, Complexity 2020 (July 27, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/6105872

Guo K., Liu S. (2020) Basic Structures of Systems. In: Error Systems: Concepts, Theory and Applications. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 275. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40760-5_3

Amissah, M.; Gannon, T.; Monat, J. What is Systems Thinking? Expert Perspectives from the WPI Systems Thinking Colloquium of 2 October 2019. Systems 2020, 8, 6. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-8954/8/1/6

John Holland. (2006). Studying Complex Adaptive Systems. Journal of Systems Science and Complexity. 19 (1): 1–8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11424-006-0001-z

What Is SD? Introduction to System Dynamics. System Dynamics Society. https://www.systemdynamics.org/what-is-sd/

Adams, K. M., Hester, P. T., Bradley, J. M., Meyers, T. J., & Keating, C. B. (2014). Systems theory as the foundation for understanding systems. Systems Engineering, 17(1), 112-123. doi:10.1002/sys.21255

Whitney, K.M., Bradley, J., Baugh, D.E., & Chesterman, C.W. (2015). Systems theory as a foundation for governance of complex systems. Int. J. Syst. Syst. Eng., 6, 15-32. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSSE.2015.068805

Leadership

David A. Petrie, Robert Chad Swanson. (2018). The mental demands of leadership in complex adaptive systems. Healthcare Management Forum. Vol 31, Issue 5, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0840470418778051

Carsten Kaufmann, Alexander Kock, Hans Georg Gemünden. (2020). Emerging strategy recognition in agile portfolios International Journal of Project Management. Online 17 February 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2020.01.002

Humanities

Ellis, N., & Larsen-Freeman, D. (2009). Language as a complex adaptive system / Nick C. Ellis and Diane Larsen-Freeman, editors. Chichester, West Sussex, UK ;: Wiley-Blackwell. https://ocul-uwo.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01OCUL_UWO/1hdoga6/alma991019684829705163

Maldonado, Carlos. (2007). History and Complexity. Philosophical Alternatives (Философски алтернативи).Chapter 6. February 2007. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264957479_History_and_Complexity

Walter Frederick Buckley. (1998[1968]). Society—a Complex Adaptive System: Essays in Social Theory. https://books.google.ca/books?id=8Vy4XG4fshcC&pg=PA77#v=onepage&q&f=false

Knowledge Translation

Alison Kitson, Alan Brook, Gill Harvey, Zoe Jordan, Rhianon Marshall, Rebekah O’Shea, and David Wilson. (2018). Using Complexity and Network Concepts to Inform Healthcare Knowledge Translation. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. v.7(3); 2018 Mar. https://dx.doi.org/10.15171%2Fijhpm.2017.79

Climate & Ecology

Wilson, R.S., Herziger, A., Hamilton, M. et al. From incremental to transformative adaptation in individual responses to climate-exacerbated hazards. Nature Climate Change. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0691-6

Schill, C., Anderies, J.M., Lindahl, T. et al. A more dynamic understanding of human behaviour for the Anthropocene. Nature Sustainability 2, 1075–1082 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0419-7

Song, Z.; Zhang, H.; Dolan, C. Promoting Disaster Resilience: Operation Mechanisms and Self-Organizing Processes of Crowdsourcing. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1862. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051862 

Additional Theory

Melgarejo M. (2020) Fuzzy Worlds and the Quest for Modeling Complex-Adaptive Systems. In: Castillo O., Melin P., Kacprzyk J. (eds) Intuitionistic and Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Enhancements in Neural and Optimization Algorithms: Theory and Applications. Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 862. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35445-9_39

Peter Roolf, "Framing Wicked Problems: Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Participatory Modeling and Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping" (2020). Systems Science Friday Noon Seminar Series. 71.
https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/systems_science_seminar_series/71