To show that holism, which has been the original aim of the systems theory as a worldview of holism rather than reductionism, is best attained by application of those versions of systems theory that result from synergies of mutually complementary systems theories as methodologies.
Mulej's dialectical systems theory (DST) is applied as worldview and methodology of requisite holism using Mulej's dialectical systems concept.
Two methodologies of co‐operative systems thinking – the network thinking and the DST – are compatible and complementary. They can be used for development of a new systems theory.
Research is limited to making a methodology helping managers attain more holism in a new synergy of two well established systems theories. Its application is expected with managers of business organizations.
The new concept was tried in railway management successfully. But this paper is too short to contain this application.
Authors neither know books nor articles presenting the new “Dialectical Network Thinking” theory nor its application except for their own unpublished texts.
Rosi, B. and Mulej, M. (2006), "The dialectical network thinking – a new systems theory concerned with management", Kybernetes, Vol. 35 No. 7/8, pp. 1165-1178. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920610675157Download as .RIS
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