Chapter 2. Open System Characteristics in Industrial Terms: Relatively Recent Developments

  1. David R. Moore

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758540.ch2

Project Management: Designing Effective Organisational Structures in Construction

Project Management: Designing Effective Organisational Structures in Construction

How to Cite

Moore, D. R. (2002) Open System Characteristics in Industrial Terms: Relatively Recent Developments, in Project Management: Designing Effective Organisational Structures in Construction, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758540.ch2

Author Information

  1. Manchester Centre for Civil and Construction Engineering, UMIST

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 AUG 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632063932

Online ISBN: 9780470758540

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Keywords:

  • open system;
  • energy;
  • event management;
  • output;
  • equifinality

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Energy

  • Throughput

  • Output

  • Event management

  • Entropy and the issue of noise

  • Feedback

  • Steady state

  • Differentiation-further discussion of Case study 1

  • Equifi nality

  • Conclusions