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An Applied Knowledge Framework to Study Complex Systems

Abstract : The complexity of knowledge production on complex systems is well-known, but there still lacks knowledge framework that would both account for a certain structure of knowledge production at an epistemo-logical level and be directly applicable to the study and management of complex systems. We set a basis for such a framework, by first analyzing in detail a case study of the construction of a geographical theory of complex territorial systems, through mixed methods, namely qualitative interview analysis and quantitative citation network analysis. We can therethrough inductively build a framework that considers knowledge entreprises as perspectives, with co-evolving components within complementary knowledge domains. We finally discuss potential applications and developments.
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Juste Raimbault. An Applied Knowledge Framework to Study Complex Systems. Complex Systems Design & Management, Dec 2017, Paris, France. pp.31-45. ⟨halshs-01662219⟩



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