Papers: 2000s


Frank Anbari, Erzhen Khilkhanova, Maria Romanova, Mateo Ruggia, Han-Huei Tsay and Stuart Umpleby, “Managing Cross Cultural Differences in Projects” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby and Nikola Levkov, “How Service Learning is Conducted in a School of Business” (Published version) (Corrected version)

Vera Gushchina and Stuart Umpleby, “How Universities in Russia and the US are Working to Improve Quality” (English Paper) (Russian Paper)

Stuart Umpleby and Emil Nedev, “A Reflexive view of a Transdisciplinary Field: The Case of Cybernetics” (Paper)

Han-Huei Tsay, Mateo Ruggia and Stuart Umpleby, “Convergers and Divergers : A Dimension of Cultural Difference between the U.S. and Europe” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Ross Ashby’s General Theory of Adaptive Systems” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “How Universities Can Aid the Transition” (Paper)

Rehab Choudhary, Abdur Choudhary, Stuart Umpleby, Farhab Choudhary, “An Analysis of the Modalities of Academic Globalization” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, Min Cho and Mateo Ruggia, “How Research in Cybernetics is Moving from North America to Europe and Other Regions” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, Konstantin Mekhonoshin and Zhelyu Vladimirov, “A Global University for a Global Village” (Paper)


Stuart A. Umpleby, ” A Brief History of Cybernetics in The United States” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, “Russian-American Discussions of Cybernetics and Systems Science” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, Asset Nussupov and Bulat Khusainov, “A Study of Economic Change in the Eurasian Economic Community Using Time Distance Analysis” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart and Gabriela Rakicevik, “Adopting Service-Learning in Universities around the World” (Paper) (Slides)


Umpleby, Stuart and Alisa Oyler, “A Global Strategy for Human Development: The Work of the Institute of Cultural Affairs.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Reflexivity in Social Systems: The Theories of George Soros.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Physical Relationships Among Matter, Energy and Information.” (Paper) (Slides)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Management Cybernetics: A Tutorial.” (Abstract) (Slides1) (Slides2) (Slides3) (Slides4)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Academic Globalization.” (Link)

Umpleby, Stuart A., “Ernst Von Glasersfeld’s Limerick.” (Paper)

Espinosa, Angela and Stuart Umpleby, “Reflections on the New Agoras Project: A Report on a Fuschl Conversation.” (Paper) (Slides)

Umpleby, Stuart A., Frank T. Anbari and Karl H. Mueller, “Highly Innovative Research Teams:  The Case of the Biological Computer Laboratory.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Unifying Epistemologies by Combining World, Description and Observer.” (Paper) (Slides)


Umpleby, Stuart, “Cybernetics.” Prepared for the International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. (Paper)

Umbleby, Stuart, “The Viable System Model.” Prepared for the International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Two Methods for Increasing Faculty Governance in Universities: Transcript of an On-line Workshop.” (Transcript)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Cybernetics as a Language for Interdisciplinary Communication.” (Abstract) (Slides)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Fundamentals and History of Cybernetics:  A Tutorial.”  (Slides 1, 2, 3, 4) (Exercises) (Video)

Tevdovski Dragon, Irina Naoumova, and Stuart Umpleby, “A Method for Designing Improvements in Organizations, Products, and Services.” (Paper) (Appendix)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Quadrant Diagrams, Levels of Conceptualization and Requisite Variety.” (Paper)

Dubina, Igor and Stuart Umpleby, “Agenda Setting and Improvement Monitoring in a University Department.” (Paper)


Umpleby, Stuart, and Lucy Lim, “The Spread of Management Ideas and Methods around the World.” (Paper) (Slides)

Umpleby, Stuart, “How Graduate Students in Management do Projects with Local and International Organizations.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “A History of the Cybernetics Movement in the United States.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, and Pavel Makeyenko, “Using Email in International Student Group Projects.” (Paper)


Medvedeva, Tatyana and Stuart Umpleby, “Four Methods for Describing Systems with Examples of How Management is Changing in the U.S. and Russia.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “What I learned from Heinz von Foerster about the Construction of Science.” (Paper) (Figure 1) (Figure 2) (Figure 3) (Figure 4)

Umpleby, Stuart and Irina Naoumova, “Comparing Priorities in an American Academic Department and a Russian Academic Department.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Religion, Communism, and Science as Conceptual Systems.” (Paper)


Anbari, F.T., E.V. Khilkhanova, and M.V. Romanova, and S.A. Umpleby, “Cross Cultural Differences and their Implications for Managing International Projects.”(Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Heinz von Foerster and the Mansfield Amendment.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart and Aram Karapetyan, “How a Quality Improvement Priority Matrix Reveals Change in a University Department.” (Short) (Long)

Umpleby, Stuart, Tatyana Medvedeva and Alisa Oyler, “The Technology of Participation as a Means of Improving Universities in Transitional Economies.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart and Svitlana Shandruk, “Transforming the Global University System into a Resource for Social Improvement.” (Paper)

Angela Espinosa and Stuart Umpleby, “Reflections on the New Agoras Project:  A Report on a Fuschl Conversation” (Paper)

Tatiana Medvedeva and Stuart Umpleby, “A Method for Improving the Management of Organizations in Post-Communist Countries.” (Paper)


Umpleby, Stuart, “The Design of Intellectual Movements.” (Paper) (Slides)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Organization of Regulation of the Global Economy.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Should Knowledge of Management Be Organized as Theories or as Methods?” (Paper) (Slides)

Naoumova, Irina and Stuart Umpleby with Natalia Totskaya “Two Methods Useful for Starting a Quality Improvement Program.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Creating and Sustaining a Quality Improvement Effort in a University.” (Paper) (Photos)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Two Kinds of General Theories in Systems Science.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “What Comes After Second Order Cybernetics?” (Paper)

Medvedeva, Tatyana, and Stuart Umpleby, “Psychological Adjustment to Economic and Social Change.” (Paper)


Umpleby, Stuart, “Knowledge Management from the Perspective of Systems Theory and Cybernetics.” (Paper)

Buck John, Eric Dent, Stuart Umpleby, “Communicating Science: the Difficulty Introduced by the Historical Politics of the English Language.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart, “Coping with an Error in a Knowledge Society: The Case of the Year 2000 Computer Crisis.” (Paper)

Skip to toolbar