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Systems Thinking Bibliography

Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

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Ackoff, R. L. 1967. Management misinformation systems. Management Science (December): B147-B156. (JSTOR link).

Ackoff, R. L. 1968. Toward an idealized university. Management Science (December): B121-B131. (JSTOR link).

Ackoff, R. L. 1993. From mechnanistic to social systemic thinking. Systems Thinking in Action Conference. (Link to Ackoff pdf file).

Ackoff, R. L. 1999. Ackoff's Best: His Classic Writings on Management. Wiley.

Ackoff, R. L., F. Emery and B. Ruben. 2005. On Purposeful Systems: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Individual and Social Behavior as a System of Purposeful Events. Aldine Transaction.

Ackoff, R. L., H. J. Addison and J. Gharajedaghi. 2010. Systems Thinking for Curious Managers: With 40 New Management f-Laws. Triarchy Press Ltd.

Ackoff, R. L., H. J. Addison and S. Bibb. 2007. Management f-Laws. Triarchy Press Ltd.

Baker, E. M. 1999. Scoring a Whole in One: People in Enterprise Playing in Concert (Best Management Practices). Crisp Publications. (Contents).

Barrett, D. 2007. Paradigm shifts for the twenty-first century management science. Cost Management (November/December): 5-11.

Bateson, G. 1981. Paradigmatic conservatism. In Rigor & Imagination: Essays from the Legacy of Gregory Bateson, edited by C. Wilder-Mott and J. H. Weakland. Praeger Publishers: 347-355.

Bateson, G. 1991. Sacred Unity: Further Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Harper Collins.

Bateson, G. 2000. Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology. University of Chicago Press.

Bateson, G. 2002. Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences). Hampton Pr. (Originally published in 1980).

Bellows, B. 2016. Out of the Blue - Come together and mind the choice. Lean Management Journal (February): 34-36. (Link to Bellows pdf Out of the Blue).

Bensaou, M. and M. Earl. 1998. The right mind-set for managing information technology. Harvard Business Review (September-October): 119-128. (Summary).

Capra, F. 1997. The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. Anchor.

Capra, F. 2004. The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living. Anchor.

Carlson, A. E. 1967. Budgeting vs. total systems concept. Management Accounting (February): 52-54.

Castellano, J. F., S. Young and H. A. Roehm. 2002. Teaching business as a system. Management Accounting Quarterly (Summer): 1-5. (Summary).

Christopher, W. 2003. Systems structure & system thinking for improving results in a world of change. Cost Management (July/August): 44-.

Cohen, J. R. and L. L. Holder-Webb. 2006. Rethinking the influence of agency theory in the accounting academy. Issues In Accounting Education (February): 17-30.

De Geus, A. 1999. The living company. Harvard Business Review (March-April): 51-59. (Summary).

De Geus, A. 2002. The Living Company: Habits for Survival in a Turbulent Business Environment. Harvard Business School Press.

De Rosnay, J. 1979. The Macroscope: A New World Scientific System. Translated from French by Robert Edwards. Harper & Row. (Link to the web edition).

Deming, W. E. 1986. Out of the Crisis. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Engineering Study.

Deming, W. E. 1993. The New Economics for Industry For Industry, Government & Education. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Engineering Study. (Summary).

Dror, Y. 1970. Systems analysis and national modernization decisions. The Academy of Management Journal 13(2): 139-152. (JSTOR link).

Duncan, D. M. 1972. James G. Miller's living systems theory: Issues for management thought and practice. The Academy of Management Journal 15(4): 513-523. (JSTOR link).

Ehrenfeld, J. 2004. Searching for sustainability: No quick fix. Reflections: The Sol Journal of Knowledge, Learning, and Change 5(8): 137-149.

Eppen, G. D. 1965. A dynamic analysis of a class of deteriorating systems. Management Science (November): 223-240. (JSTOR link).

Esquire. 2015. America: These are your choices. Esquire (December/January): 149-153, 160-161, 164, 168. (Summary - This is a summary of ten questions related to the most critical choices for America based on information from the Brookings Institution).

Feigenbaum, D. S. and M. W. Sasieni. 1968. The engineering and management of an effective system. Management Science (August): B721-B732. (JSTOR link).

Flood, R. L. 1999. Rethinking the Fifth Discipline. Routledge.

Garvin, D. A., A. C. Edmondson and F. Gino. 2008. Is yours a learning organization? Harvard Business Review (March): 109-116.

Greenberg, P. S. 1997. Using a systems framework to develop higher level thinking skills in cost/management accounting: Experimental evidence. Journal of Accounting Education 15(4): 559-575.

Harries-Jones, P. 1995. A Recursive Vision: Ecological Understanding and Gregory Bateson. University of Toronto Press.

Higgins, T. T. Not dated. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's A Thinking Roadmap.

Iansiti, M. and R. Levien. 2004. Strategy as ecology. Harvard Business Review (March): 68-78. (Summary).

Johnson, H. T. 1997. A different perspective on quality: Bringing management to life. Deming Electronic Network Keynote address. (DEN link).

Johnson, H. T. 2004. Confronting the tyranny of management by numbers: How business can deliver the results we care about most. Reflections: The Sol Journal of Knowledge, Learning, and Change 5(4): 51-61.

Johnson, H. T. 2006. Lean accounting: To become lean, shed accounting. Cost Management (January/February): 6-17. (Summary).

Johnson, H. T. 2006. Sustainability and "Lean Operations". Cost Management (March/April): 40-45. (Summary).

Johnson, H. T. 2012. A global system growing itself to death - and what we can do about it. The Systems Thinker (May): 2-6. (Summary).

Johnson, H. T. 2014. Accounting, accountability, and misplaced concreteness. Process Studies. (Fall/Winter): 47-60. (Link to Johnson - Process Studies).

Johnson, H. T. and A. Broms. 2000. Profit Beyond Measure: Extraordinary Results through Attention to Work and People. New York: The Free Press. (Summary).

Johnson, R. A., F. E. Kast and J. E. Rosenzweig. 1964. Systems theory and management. Management Science (January): 367-384. (JSTOR link).

Kast, F. E. and J. E. Rosenzweig. 1972. General systems theory: Applications for organization and management. The Academy of Management Journal 15(4): 447-465. (JSTOR link).

Laszlo, E. 1996. The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences). Hampton Press.

Lee, L. S. and E. Green. 2015. Systems thinking and its implications in enterprise risk management. Journal of Information Systems (Summer): 195-210.

Lynton, R. P. 1969. Linking an innovative subsystem into the system. Administrative Science Quarterly 14(3): 398-416. (JSTOR link).

Mantell, L. H. 1968. A note on systems theory and the idea of interface. The Academy of Management Journal 11(1): 126-128. (JSTOR link).

Martin, J. R. Not dated. Russell Ackoff quotes and f-laws. Management And Accounting Web.

Martin, J. R. Not dated. Russell Ackoff: What is a system? Videos. Management And Accounting Web.

Martin, J. R. Not dated. The Beer Game. Management And Accounting Web. (Summary).

Mattessich, R. 1982. The systems approach: Its variety of aspects. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 33(6): 383-394.

McClary, E. S. 1933. Accident prevention. N.A.C.A. Bulletin (March 1): 1007-1014.

Meadows, D. H. 2008. Thinking in Systems: A Primer. Chelsea Green Publishing.

Mullin, R. F. 2006. Spotting quality: A quality management view. Decision Line (March): 19-26.

Page, B. 2013. Should we change the system or the process? Strategic Finance (November): 46-51.

Peery, N. S. Jr. 1972. General systems theory: An inquiry into its social philosophy. The Academy of Management Journal 15(4): 495-510. (JSTOR link).

Phillips, D. C. 1969. Systems theory - A discredited philosophy. Abacus 5(1): 3-15.

Phillips, D. C. 1972. The methodological basis of systems theory. The Academy of Management Journal 15(4): 469-477. (JSTOR link).

Pondy, L. R. 1966. A systems theory of organizational conflict. The Academy of Management Journal 9(3): 246-256. (JSTOR link).

Pourdehnad, J., E. R. Wexler and D. V. Wilson. 2011. Integrating systems thinking and design thinking. Systems Thinker 22(9 November): 2-7. (Link to pdf file).

Ramage, M. and K. Shipp. 2009. Systems Thinkers. Springer

Ratnatunga, J. and M. Ariff. 2005. Editorial: Towards a holistic model of corporate governance. Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research (Winter): 1-16.

Rieber, R. W. Editor. 2003. The Individual, Communication, and Society: Essays in Memory of Gregory Bateson. Cambridge University Press.

Schueler, R. H. 1974. The systems concept. Management Accounting (June): 33-34, 42.

Senge, P. M. 1990. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. New York, NY: Doubleday. (Summary).

Senge, P. M. 2008. The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organisations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd.

Senge, P. M., A. Kleiner, C. Roberts, G. Roth, R. Ross and B. Smith. 1999. The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations. Doubleday.

Senge, P. M., A. Kleiner, C. Roberts, R. Ross and B. Smith. 1994. The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. Crown Business.

Senge, P. M., B. B. Lichtenstein, K. Kaeufer, H. Bradbury and J. Carroll. 2007. Collaborating for systemic change. MIT Sloan Management Review (Winter): 44-53. (Cross-sector collaboration is needed to meet the sustainability challenge interweaving work in the conceptual, the relational, and the action-driven realms).

Senge, P. M., B. Smith, N. Kruschwitz, J. Laur and S. Schley. 2010. The Necessary Revolution: Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Crown Business.

Senge, P. M., C. O. Scharmer, J. Jaworski and B. S. Flowers. 2004. Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future. Sol.

Sharman, P. 2010. An interview with Eleanor Bloxham. Cost Management (July/August): 20-25. (Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance, discusses some concepts from her book, Bloxham, E. 2003. From Economic Value Management: Applications and Techniques. John Wiley and Sons.).

Simonin, B. L. 1997. The importance of collaborative know-how: An empirical test of the learning organization. The Academy of Management Journal 40(5): 1150-1174. (JSTOR link).

Spear, S. and H. K. Bowen. 1999. Decoding the DNA of the Toyota production system. Harvard Business Review (September-October): 97-106. (Summary).

Steele, F. R. C. 1921. Limitations of system. Journal of Accountancy (January): 21-29.

Stimpert, J. L. and I. M. Duhaime. 1997. Seeing the big picture: The influence of industry, diversification, and business strategy on performance. The Academy of Management Journal 40(3): 560-583. (JSTOR link).

Swanson, G. A. 2006. A systems view of the environment of environmental accounting. Environmental Accounting: Commitment or Propaganda. Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management (3): 169-193.

Sweeney, L. B. and D. Meadows. 2010. The Systems Thinking Playbook: Exercises to Stretch and Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabilities. Chelsea Green Publishing.

Thayer, F. 1972. General system(s) theory: The promise that could not be kept. The Academy of Management Journal 15(4): 481-493. (JSTOR link).

Von Bertalanffy, L. 1972. The history and status of general systems theory. The Academy of Management Journal 15(4): 407-426. (JSTOR link).

Waddock, S. 2005. Hollow men and women at the helm ... Hollow accounting ethics? Issues in Accounting Education (May): 145-150. (Summary).

White, D. 1995. Application of systems thinking to risk management: A review of the literature. Management Decision 33(10): 35-45.

Wren, D. A. 1968. A note on systems theory and the idea of interface: Reply. The Academy of Management Journal 11(1): 128-129. (JSTOR link).

Zink, K. J. 1995. Total Quality Management as a Holistic Management Concept. Springer.