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Title Drift into failure : from hunting broken components to understanding complex systems / Sidney Dekker.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Print version record.
Subject Social systems.
Complex organizations.
System theory -- Social aspects.
System failures (Engineering)
Failure (Psychology)
Complexity (Philosophy)
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.
Other Title Print version: Dekker, Sidney. Drift into failure. Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2011 9781409422228