The Systems Research Team met in Linz, Austria, this past April for the 2014 IFSR (International Federation for Systems Research) Conversation. The team worked together to explore questions related to the question, "What distinguishes Systems Research from other forms of research?" Stay tuned for publication of the team's outcomes and be sure to check out the IFSR website at http://www.ifsr.org/.
NEW INFORMATION for The 57th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. You are warmly invited to join us in a unique experience that will contribute significantly to making systems thinking more mainstream around the world. The 57th Annual ISSS World Conference will provide you with an opportunity to showcase advances in systemic sustainability initiatives from around the world with hands-on experience in the UNESCO Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve and at Hai Phong City, the first city in the world to be managed using an integral systems approach.
NEW: Information for travel and visa applications, Tourist information, Accommodation and Registration fees have all been added to the conference web pages. Either use the Quickpaths links to the right of this page or for further information, PLEASE CLICK HERE!
For more information about ISSS, please go to: http://isss.org/world/
To learn more about the integral systems approach used for managing this event, please go to the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) site at: http://www.ifsr.org/node/8
The proceedings can be viewed at: http://ifsr.ocg.at/world/files/$12e$Magdalena-2012-proc.pdf
Wiley-Blackwell has just published the Special Issue of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, edited by Jennifer Wilby. You will find my article, A Complex Adaptive Systems View of Resilience in a Project Team, available for download here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sres.2153
The proceedings for the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) have been posted. You can access them through the following link:
These proceedings include developmental activities in the Systems Research community including the July 2013 meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences in Viet Nam, which will focus on strategies for curating a thrivable global society. For more information about ISSS and the conference, please go to http://isss.org/world/index.php
Mary Edson, Ph.D., SHRM SCP, SPHR, is an organizational strategist who works with managers, project leaders, and teams to overcome adversity by building adaptive capacity and sustainable systems. Mary is a past president of the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR). She conducted her doctoral research at Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA. Her research paper reviewing the results of this study received the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Award at the 55th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences at the University of Hull, U.K. For more about Mary's work as an organizational strategist, go to Leadership Strategies at www.maryedson.com
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