On the synthesis of general systems
Makridakis, Spyros ; Weintraub, Roy E. (1971)
The concept of a system has been identified in a large number of disciplines; biology, management science, economics, sociology, political science, theology, law, etc., have profited by the apparatus associated with general systems. Various authors [2,10,11,12], recognizing a common thread in the logic of various fields, have identified that core and christened it "General Systems Theory." It is hoped that by investigating properties common to all (appropriately designed) systems, applicationscan be made in the diverse disciplines.