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Author Dekker, Sidney.
Title Drift into failure : from hunting broken components to understanding complex systems / Sidney Dekker.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2016.

Author Dekker, Sidney.
Subject Social systems.
Complex organizations.
System theory -- Social aspects.
System failures (Engineering)
Failure (Psychology)
Complexity (Philosophy)
Description 1 online resource
Contents Failure is always an option -- Features of drift -- The legacy of Newton and Descartes -- The search for the broken component -- Theorizing drift -- What is complexity and systems thinking? -- Managing the complexity of drift.
Summary This book explores complexity theory and systems thinking to better understand how complex systems drift into failure. It studies sensitive dependence on initial conditions, unruly technology, tipping points, diversity - and finds that failure emerges opp.
ISBN 1351942913 (electronic bk.)
9781351942911 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1006471381