The Performance of Social Systems

The Performance of Social Systems

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It can be said that the concept of performance of social systems is one of the most relevant, since all social systems - from the family, through the enterprise, to the Nation state - are only interesting in obtaining as high a performance as possible. The difficulties encountered when dealing with the concept of performance have been recognized and few books until now ventured to tackle the task, mainly because of the following three big problems: the lack of a theoretical-operational model; the lack of valid data; and the lack of computer facilities. Today these obstacles have been overcome and this is the first book based on different systemic perspectives (value theory, modelling, observation and quantification) which offers the possibility of defining and working out the concept. The book should be of great interest to sociologists, political scientists, economists, organizational theorists, managers and politicians.It is advisable to pose THE PROBLEM in the form of a question in order to invite solutions . ... To pose a question invites a pointed answer, instead of a rambling essay. ... It is highly unlikely that the PROBLEM DEFINITION ( and the corresponding proposed SOLUTION) can be limited within the narrow confines of the initialanbsp;...

Title:The Performance of Social Systems
Author: Francisco Parra-Luna
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06

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