Author S. A. Umpleby

Stuart Umpleby is a professor in the Department of Management and Director of the Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning in the School of Business at The George Washington University. He teaches courses in the philosophy of science, cross-cultural management, and systems thinking.


Publications Found: 35 · Show All Abstracts

Dent E. B. & Umpleby S. A. (1998) Underlying assumptions of several traditions in systems theory and cybernetics. Cybernetics and Systems 29: 513–518. Available at
Glanville R., Barbour B., Schreiber M. & Umpleby S. A. (1999) A (Cybernetic) musing: The Millennium Bug. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 6(3): 71–85. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1974) On making a scientific revolution. In: Foerster H. von (ed.) Cybernetics of cybernetics or the control of control and the communication of communication. The Biological Computer Laboratory, Urbana IL: 130–131. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1979) Heinz Von Foerster: A second order cybernetician. Cybernetics Forum 9(3): 3–12. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1986) Methods for making social organizations adaptive. In: Trappl R. (ed.) Power, autonomy, utopia. New approaches toward complex systems. Plenum Press, New York: 133–138. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1986) Self-authorization: A characteristic of certain elements in some self-organizing systems. Cybernetics and Systems 17(1): 79–88. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1987) American and Soviet discussions of the foundations of cybernetics and general systems theory. Cybernetics and Systems 18(2): 177–193. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1990) The science of cybernetics and the cybernetics of science. Cybernetics and Systems 21(1): 109–121. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1992) Limericks about Cybernetics. Cybernetics and Systems 23(2): 229–239. Available at
Umpleby S. A. (1992) Strategies for winning acceptance of second order cybernetics. In: Lasker G. E. (ed.) Advances in Human Systems and Information Technologies. International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Windsor Canada: 97–196. Available at
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