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1 Bardi, Ugo The Seneca Effect I09948 2017 eBook  
2 Ayres, Robert Energy, Complexity and Wealth Maximization I09947 2016 eBook  
3 Sefika Sule Ercetin (ed.) Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2018 I09488 2020 eBook  
4 Sylos Labini, Francesco Science and the Economic Crisis I09439 2016 eBook  
5 Banerjee, Santo Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2012 I07920 2014 eBook  
6 Faggini, Marisa Coping with the Complexity of Economics I07154 2009 eBook  
7 Ball, Philip Why Society is a Complex Matter I07060 2012 eBook  
8 Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science I06743 2009 eBook  
9 Er??etin, ??efika ??ule Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2013 I06622 2015 eBook  
10 Gatti, Domenico Emergent Macroeconomics I06510 2008 eBook  
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TitleThe Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
Author(s)Bardi, Ugo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is typically sudden and often unexpected, like the proverbial "house of cards." But why are such collapses so common, and what generates them? Several books have been published on the subject, including the well-known "Collapse" by Jared Diamond (2005), "The collapse of complex societies" by Joseph Tainter (1998) and "The Tipping Point," by Malcom Gladwell (2000). Why The Seneca Effect? This book is an ambitious attempt to pull these various strands together by describing collapse from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint. The reader will discover how collapse is a collective phenomenon that occurs in what we call today "complex systems," with a special emphasis on system dynamics and t he concept of "feedback." From this foundation, Bardi applies the theory to real-world systems, from the mechanics of fracture and the collapse of large structures to financial collapses, famines and population collapses, the fall of entire civilizations, and the most dreadful collapse we can imagine: that of the planetary ecosystem generated by overexploitation and climate change. The final objective of the book is to describe a conclusion that the ancient stoic philosophers had already discovered long ago, but that modern system science has rediscovered today. If you want to avoid collapse you need to embrace change, not fight it. Neither a book about doom and gloom nor a cornucopianist's dream, The Seneca Effect goes to the heart of the challenges that we are facing today, helping us to manage our future rather than be managed by it. "The Seneca Effect" is probably the most important contribution to our understanding of societal collapse since Jo seph Ta inter's 1988 masterpiece, "The Collapse of Complex Societies." Since we live in a society that is just in the process of rounding the curve from growth to decline, this is information that should be of keen interest to every intelligent person. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, The End of Growth Why do human societies collapse? With today's environmental, social and political challenges it is a question that is more than academic. What can we learn from history? How can we avoid the pitfalls? In this fascinating, well written book, Ugo Bardi provides many of the answers. Here is a book to feast on, to devour and be stimulated by, a book packed full of insights and ideas which will leave the reader satisfied, curious and stimulated. Simply wonderful. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome
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Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. ECONOPHYSICS 11. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 12. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 13. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. Sociophysics 16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleEnergy, Complexity and Wealth Maximization
Author(s)Ayres, Robert
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXV, 593 p. 121 illus., 120 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is about the mechanisms of wealth creation, or what we like to think of as evolutionary ???progress???. For the modern economy, natural wealth consists of complex physical structures of condensed (???frozen???) energy ??? mass - maintained in the earth???s crust far from thermodynamic equilibrium. However, we usually perceive wealth as created when mutation or ???invention??? ??? a change agent - introduces something different, and fitter, and usually after some part of the natural wealth of the planet has been exploited in an episode of ???creative destruction???. Selection out of the resulting diversity is determined by survival in a competitive environment, whether a planet, a habitat, or a market. While human wealth is associated with money and what it can buy, it is ultimately based on natural wealth, both as materials transformed into useful artifacts, and how those artifacts, activated by energy, can create and transmit useful information. Humans have learned how to transform natural wealth into other forms. Can the new immaterial wealth of information and ideas, which makes up the so-called knowledge economy, replace depleted natural wealth? This seemingly simple question is the grand challenge of the 21st century. In this book, you will learn about the three key requirements for wealth creation, and how this process acts at all scales from elementary particles to biological organisms to the human economy according to physical laws. At the planetary level, continuing life on Earth depends on ???entropy minimization??? or the ???circular economy???. In the human economy, however, the massive circular flow of goods and services between producers and consumers is not a perpetual motion machine; it has been dependent for the past 150 years on energy inputs from a finite storage of fossil fuels. Knowledge and natural capital, particularly energy, will interact to power the human wealth engine in the future as it has in the past. Will it sputter or continue along the path of evolutionary progress that we have come to expect?
ISBN,Price9783319305455
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOMIC POLICY 5. ECONOMICS 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Energy and state 8. Energy policy 9. Energy Policy, Economics and Management 10. Natural Resource and Energy Economics 11. Natural resources 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. Sociophysics 14. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2018 : Explorations of Chaotic and Complexity Theory
Author(s)Sefika Sule Ercetin (ed.);Suay Nilhan Acikalin (ed.)
PublicationCham, Imprint: Springer, 2020.
DescriptionXI, 291 p. 64 illus., 51 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership (ICCLS). Written by interdisciplinary researchers and students from the fields of mathematics, physics, education, economics, political science, statistics, the management sciences and social sciences, the peer-reviewed contributions explore chaotic and complex systems, as well as chaos and complexity theory in the context of their applicability to management and leadership. The book discusses current topics, such as complexity leadership in the healthcare fields and tourism industry, conflict management and organization intelligence, and presents practical applications of theoretical concepts, making it a valuable resource for managers and leaders
ISBN,Price9783030276720
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. DECISION MAKING 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 11. Operations Research/Decision Theory 12. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 13. Political Economy/Economic Systems 14. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleScience and the Economic Crisis : Impact on Science, Lessons from Science
Author(s)Sylos Labini, Francesco
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 171 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book not only explores the ways in which the economic crisis and associated austerity policies have adversely impacted the physical and human infrastructure and conduct of scientific research, but also considers how science can help us to understand the crisis and provide original solutions. Starting with a detailed but accessible analysis of the scientific method and the nature of scientific prediction, the book proceeds to address the failure to forecast the economic crisis and the origins of the continuing inertia in economic policy and theory. Attention is drawn in particular to the shortcomings of neoclassical economics in terms of its description of the economic system as being mechanical in nature and characterized by equilibrium. This perspective mirrors the limitations and outdated ideas of nineteenth century physics, which the book contrasts with the insights offered by modern physics. The impact of neoliberal ideologies on scientific research is also discussed in detail, highlighting their stifling effect on innovation and diversification. In closing, the book emphasizes the need for state intervention to guide and support scientific research as the core engine of economic development that will deliver a sustainable future
ISBN,Price9783319295282
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOMIC POLICY 5. ECONOMICS 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Economics 8. R & D/Technology Policy 9. Science???Social aspects 10. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 11. Sociophysics
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2012
Author(s)Banerjee, Santo;Er??etin, ??efika ??ule
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2014.
DescriptionXIII, 568 p. 110 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThese proceedings from the 2012 symposium on "Chaos, complexity and leadership"?? reflect current research results from all branches of Chaos, Complex Systems and their applications in Management. Included are the diverse results in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of Chaos and Complex Systems. Also highlighted are?? Leadership and Management applications of Chaos and Complexity Theory
ISBN,Price9789400773622
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. PHYSICS 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleCoping with the Complexity of Economics
Author(s)Faggini, Marisa;Lux, Thomas
PublicationMilano, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Milan, 2009.
DescriptionXIV, 170 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe purpose of the science of complexity is to provide, if not a unified approach, at least useful tools to tackling complex problems in various scientific domains. Generally, complexity is considered a fundamental challenge to the reductionist approach in science as a whole and to its ideas of certainty and randomness. The overall behaviour of a complex system is different from and more than the sum of its parts. The behaviour of non-linear complex systems depends on the interaction (often with retroactive effects) among its constituent parts and not so much (or not only) on the characteristics of these parts themselves; the sum of the behaviour of single parts does not necessarily provide us with an explanation of the aggregate behaviour of a system. All this is true for economic systems. These are based on the activities of single economic agents. Each individual can obtain only partial knowledge that is focussed around its "world" (local information) and react to external shocks in different ways (local rationality). The aim of this book is to provide an overview to recent developments in theory and empirical research that view economic systems as complex phenomena whose aggregate dynamics can often not be inferred from its microscopic (microeconomic) building blocks. The collection of papers represented in this volume is dedicated to the memory of Massimo Salzano, who has been a fervent and eloquent advocate of the complexity approach. The contributions have been presented at a conference held to celebrate Massimo???s 60th birthday (Ecople -Economics: From Tradition of Complexity, Capri, 2-4 June, 2006), one year before he unexpectedly passed away in 2007
ISBN,Price9788847010833
Keyword(s)1. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMICS 7. Economics, general 8. GAME THEORY 9. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 10. Management science 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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TitleWhy Society is a Complex Matter : Meeting Twenty-first Century Challenges with a New Kind of Science
Author(s)Ball, Philip
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.
Description80 p. 35 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteSociety is complicated. But this book argues that this does not place it beyond the reach of a science that can help to explain and perhaps even to predict social behaviour. As a system made up of many interacting agents ??? people, groups, institutions and governments, as well as physical and technological structures such as roads and computer networks ??? society can be regarded as a complex system. In recent years, scientists have made great progress in understanding how such complex systems operate, ranging from animal populations to earthquakes and weather. These systems show behaviours that cannot be predicted or intuited by focusing on the individual components, but which emerge spontaneously as a consequence of their interactions: they are said to be ???self-organized???. Attempts to direct or manage such emergent properties generally reveal that ???top-down??? approaches, which try to dictate a particular outcome, are ineffectual, and that what is needed instead is a ???bottom-up??? approach that aims to guide self-organization towards desirable states. This book shows how some of these ideas from the science of complexity can be applied to the study and management of social phenomena, including traffic flow, economic markets, opinion formation and the growth and structure of cities. Building on these successes, the book argues that the complex-systems view of the social sciences has now matured sufficiently for it to be possible, desirable and perhaps essential to attempt a grander objective: to integrate these efforts into a unified scheme for studying, understanding and ultimately predicting what happens in the world we have made. Such a scheme would require the mobilization and collaboration of many different research communities, and would allow society and its interactions with the physical environment to be explored through realistic models and large-scale data collection and analysis. It should enable us to find new and effective solutions to major global problems such as conflict, disease, financial instability, environmental despoliation and poverty, while avoiding unintended policy consequences. It could give us the foresight to anticipate and ameliorate crises, and to begin tackling some of the most intractable problems of the twenty-first century
ISBN,Price9783642290008
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMMUNICATION 3. Communication Studies 4. COMPLEXITY 5. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 6. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 7. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 8. EBOOK 9. EBOOK - SPRINGER 10. ECONOMIC POLICY 11. ECONOMICS 12. ECONOPHYSICS 13. Methodology of the Social Sciences 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. SOCIAL SCIENCES 16. Sociophysics
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TitleEncyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2009.
DescriptioneReference : online resource
Abstract NoteEncyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science provides an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the concepts of complexity theory together with the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems in all fields of science and engineering. The science and tools of complexity and systems science include theories of self-organization, complex systems, synergetics, dynamical systems, turbulence, catastrophes, instabilities, nonlinearity, stochastic processes, chaos, neural networks, cellular automata, adaptive systems, and genetic algorithms. Examples of near-term problems and major unknowns that can be approached through complexity and systems science include: The structure, history and future of the universe; the biological basis of consciousness; the integration of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics as systems biology; human longevity limits; the limits of computing; sustainability of life on earth; predictability, dynamics and extent of earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters; the dynamics of turbulent flows; lasers or fluids in physics, microprocessor design; macromolecular assembly in chemistry and biophysics; brain functions in cognitive neuroscience; climate change; ecosystem management; traffic management; and business cycles. All these seemingly quite different kinds of structure formation have a number of important features and underlying structures in common. These deep structural similarities can be exploited to transfer analytical methods and understanding from one field to another. This unique work will extend the influence of complexity and system science to a much wider audience than has been possible to date
ISBN,Price9780387304403
Keyword(s)1. BIOINFORMATICS 2. CHEMISTRY 3. Chemistry/Food Science, general 4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 5. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 6. EARTH SCIENCES 7. Earth Sciences, general 8. EBOOK 9. EBOOK - SPRINGER 10. ECONOMICS 11. Economics, general 12. Management science 13. PROBABILITIES 14. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes 15. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleChaos, Complexity and Leadership 2013
Author(s)Er??etin, ??efika ??ule;Banerjee, Santo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionXIII, 566 p. 37 illus., 30 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThese proceedings from the 2013 symposium on "Chaos, complexity and leadership" reflect current research results from all branches of Chaos, Complex Systems and their applications in Management. Included are the diverse results in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of Chaos and Complex Systems. Also highlighted are Leadership and Management applications of Chaos and Complexity Theory
ISBN,Price9783319097107
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. PHYSICS 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleEmergent Macroeconomics : An Agent-Based Approach to Business Fluctuations
Author(s)Gatti, Domenico;Gaffeo, Edoardo;Gallegati, Mauro;Giulioni, Gianfranco;Palestrini, Antonio
PublicationMilano, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Milan, 2008.
DescriptionXII, 114 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book contributes substantively to the current state-of-the-art of macroeconomics by providing a method for building models in which business cycles and economic growth emerge from the interactions of a large number of heterogeneous agents. Drawing from recent advances in agent-based computational modeling, the authors show how insights from dispersed fields like the microeconomics of capital market imperfections, industrial dynamics and the theory of stochastic processes can be fruitfully combined to improve our understanding of macroeconomic dynamics. This book should be a valuable resource for all researchers interested in analyzing macroeconomic issues without recurring to a fictitious representative agent
ISBN,Price9788847007253
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. ECONOMIC POLICY 6. ECONOMICS 7. FINANCE 8. Finance, general 9. Industrial Organization 10. MACROECONOMICS 11. Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics 12. Political Economy/Economic Systems 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 14. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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