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Managing and Engineering Complex Technological Systems by Shuki Stauber, Avigdor Zonnenshain

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Words from the Writers

Systems Engineering is a dynamic discipline that changes and evolves constantly, adapting to the changes in its working environment. It is affected by factors like technological change, developments of interfaced disciplines, research findings, and lessons learned from experience in the industry, to name only a few.

In the 40 or so years of my career, I, too, have personally experienced various aspects of and perspectives on systems engineering and the applications of systemic approaches in the industry and academia. I have applied a holistic, systemic approach to a number of fields, including: systems safety and reliability, systems experiments, integrated logistic support, total quality management and engineering, management and development of systemic-technological projects, and corporate social responsibility.

These are the thoughts and experiences that led me to the idea of a qualitative study of the various aspects of systems engineering, carried out in the form of interviews with local and international systems engineering experts. To ensure the high level and professionalism of the interviews and writing, we employed the services of Shuki Stauber, a professional interviewer and writer, who specializes in management.

The interviews in this book will help the readers learn about the origins and evolution of the systems engineering discipline and gain a personal familiarity with systems engineering experts: their experience, opinions, and attitudes ...

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