- Title Pages
- 1 Automation’s Finest Hour: Radar and System Integration in World War II
- 2 The Adoption of Operations Research in the United States during World War II
- 3 From Concurrency to Phased Planning: An Episode in the History of Systems Management
- 4 System Reshapes the Corporation: Joint Ventures in the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, 1962–1972
- 5 Planning a Technological Nation: Systems Thinking and the Politics of National Identity in Postwar France
- 6 A Worm in the Bud? Computers, Systems, and the Safety-Case Problem
- 7 Engineers or Managers? The Systems Analysis of Electronic Data Processing in the Federal Bureaucracy
- 8 The World in a Machine: Origins and Impacts of Early Computerized Global Systems Models
- 9 The Medium Is the Message, or How Context Matters: The Rand Corporation Builds an Economics of Innovation, 1946–1962
- 10 Out of the Blue Yonder: The Transfer of Systems Thinking from the Pentagon to the Great Society, 1961–1965
- 11 The Limits of Technology Transfer: Civil Systems at TRW, 1965–1975
- 12 From Operations Research to Futures Studies: The Establishment, Diffusion, and Transformation of the Systems Approach in Sweden, 1945–1980
- 13 The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Tap Project, and the Rains Model
- 14 RAND, IIASA, and the Conduct of Systems Analysis
- 15 How a Genetic Code Became an Information System
- Notes on Contributors
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