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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Evolution and Management of Complex Systems - AM501021
Title: Evolution and Management of Complex Systems
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2020 to 2020
Semester: both
Points: 6
E-Credits: 6
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (09.02.2021)
The course is focused on the description of relationships among different types of systems: physical, chemical, biological and sociological (geographical, economical, etc.). It uses the modern knowledge of General Systems Theory and The New Kind of Science – Complexity, thus the basic research including the stages of evolution and tension between chaos and order on the one hand and also the applied research in the field of planning on the other hand. A variety of aspects of systems, asymmetric statistical distribution, processes of evolution and, finally, our human ability to action are discussed. Special attention is paid to the decision-making processes of people, cities and societal systems, identification of control layers and their functions, principles of positive and negative feedback.
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (09.02.2021)

HUDEČEK, T. (2020): City management and administration: The First Book - City, People and Society: A Contribution to General Systems Theory. Prague: IPD. 140 p. ISBN 978-80-88377-16-0

SKYTTNER, Lars, 2005. General Systems Theory – Problems, Perspectives, Practice. Singapure: World Scientific Publishing. ISBN 981-256-467-5.


PRIGOGINE, I., STENGERS, I. (1984): Order Out of Chaos. London: Bantam, 384 p. ISBN 0553343637.

WEST, G. (2017): Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies. NY: Penguin Press. 496 p. ISBN 978-1594205583

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (09.02.2021)

písemný test a ústní zkouška, zápočet bude udělován na základě docházky, aktivity studenta na hodinách a dle úrovně samostatných prací

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (09.02.2021)

1) Basic information about the course, discussion of current topics

2) Introduction, General system theory, terminology and definitions

3) Inanimate and animate matter, human, cities and organization of society

4) Settlement system as a suprasystem of cities

5) Human as an element of society

6) Linear equilibrium development

7) Linear non-equilibirum development and choice

8) Non-linear non-equilibrium development

9) Development of the reality as a result of tug of war of thinning and concentration proces

10) Long-term development of society

11) Long-term development of cities

12) Human decision-making as a form of non-linear development; people´s ability to change the future

13) Near future and sustainability issue

14) Discussion of current topics by General Theory of Systems Development

Course completion requirements
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (09.02.2021)

written test and oral exam, credit will be awarded on the basis of attendance, student activity in class and according to the level of individual work