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biomatrix: a systems theory in graphics
by Elisabeth Dostal in collaboration with Anacreon Cloete and György Járos
(full colour paperback, 2012, 178 pages, ISBN 9780620522915)
Biomatrix: A Systems Theory in Graphics includes the presentation of Biomatrix theory as published on this webpage.
The purpose of this book is to put the visual representation of Biomatrix theory in the foreground. It illustrates how all concepts of the theory are contained within the biomatrix (the web of life) and how they co-produce it as a web-field continuum. It depicts in a coherent and increasingly detailed way how all systems are organised. This is achieved through a graphic alphabet which consists of a few elements. They combine to show all aspects of the theory and its application in a methodology for managing change in systems.
$25 e-book (downloadable in pdf format) $30 paperback book (you will be redirected to CreateSpace, Amazon print on demand service)
biomatrix: a systems approach to organisational and societal change
by Elisabeth Dostal in collaboration with A. Cloete and G. Jaros
(paperback, 3rd edition, 2005, 562 pages, ISBN 9780620342353)
This book provides a comprehensive theory of management. It outlines how change in organisations and society needs to be managed in the information age: systemically. It also proposes ideas for new governance models.
Part 1 of the book provides an overview of Biomatrix theory.
Part 2 applies the theory to management, organisation development and transformation.
Part 3 applies the theory to dissolving complex societal problems.
The book may be regarded as a textbook for management, leadership and governance in the 21st century. Case studies are provided throughout.
$35 e-book (downloadable in pdf, mobi or epub format) $45 paperback book (you will be redirected to CreateSpace, Amazon print on demand service)
the biomatrix model:
the development and formalisation of a general systems model
by Anacreon Cloete
Thesis presented for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Cape Town
(1999, 326 pp)
The purpose of this thesis is the further development and formalisation of the biomatrix model as proposed by Járos and Cloete (Járos and Cloete 1987). It focuses on the formulation of the model per se and not its application, and is essentially a conceptual-theoretical study positioned within the broader systems paradigm. The research is conducted within the framework of new paradigm research and the complete model is presented as its central theoretical thesis. The outcome of the research process is the formulation of the biomatrix model into a logically consistent and contextually congruent general systems model: to be viewed as a rigorously defined proposition.
$15 e-book (downloadable in pdf format)
application of the biomatrix model to education systems design
(with special reference to south africa)
by Elisabeth Dostal
Thesis presented for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Cape Town (1997, 413 pages)
This thesis applies the biomatrix model, which is derived from systems thinking, to education policy design in South Africa.
The research problem was to find a more comprehensive approach to systems design than those generally in use. The problems facing a designer are connected to the questions how to delineate a systems inquiry and design, which aspects to consider in a design and why. This requires a fundamental theoretical framework.
The biomatrix model was found to be appropriate because it integrates the most important general systems concepts developed by various systems thinkers and relates them to each other in a coherent and explanatory manner and describes generic organisational patterns which are applicable to various scientific disciplines.
managing organizational change:
application of the biomatrix theory to the transformation of a non-profit organization
by Anke Wigger
Master thesis (2008, 98 pages)
benchmarked balanced scorecard:
systemische gestaltungsoption eines integrierten managementansatzes
by Andreas Cellar
Master thesis in German (2006, 138 pages)