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Monograph 18: Greater Than the Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control

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Table of Contents:

  • Other NCI Tobacco Control Monographs (PDF 52 KB)
  • Illustrations (PDF 89 KB)
  • Foreword (PDF 66 KB)
  • Message from the Series Editor (PDF 54 KB)
  • Preface (PDF 86 KB)
  • Acknowledgments (PDF 150 KB)
  • Acronyms List (PDF 46 KB)
  • Contents (PDF 138 KB)


  • Chapter 1
    Overview
    (PDF 183 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Monograph Framework
    • Summary
    • Major Conclusions
    • Chapter Conclusions
    • References

  • Chapter 2
    Tobacco Control at a Crossroads
    (PDF 459 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Need for a New Approach
    • Population-Level Tobacco Control Efforts: Beginnings of an Integrated System
    • Current Tobacco Control Research and Practice: Systems Problems
    • Summary
    • Conclusions
    • References

  • Chapter 3
    Systems Thinking: Potential to Transform Tobacco Control
    (PDF 411 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Systems and Systems Thinking
    • Systems Thinking: Toward an Integrated View
    • Application of Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control
    • Summary
    • Conclusions
    • References

  • Chapter 4
    How to Organize: Systems Organizing
    (PDF 1,242 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Traditional Management Theory
    • Systems Organizing Model
    • Collaboratively Constructed Concept Maps for Systems Organizing: Case Studies
    • Summary
    • Conclusions
    • Appendix 4A. Description of Concept-Mapping Methodology
    • References

  • Chapter 5
    How to Anticipate Change in Tobacco Control Systems
    (PDF 1,648 KB)
    • Introduction
    • System Dynamics
    • System Dynamics Application of Tobacco Control
    • Simulation Results
    • Summary
    • Conclusions
    • Appendix 5A. Detailed Development of a System Dynamics Model
    • References

  • Chapter 6
    Understanding and Managing Stakeholder Networks
    (PDF 801 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Overview of Network Theory
    • Effective Organizational Networks
    • Value of Organizational Networks
    • Application of Network Analysis
    • Use of Network Methods for Tobacco Control
    • Case Study of Network Analysis in Tobacco Control Evaluation
    • Summary
    • Conclusions
    • References

  • Chapter 7
    What We Know: Managing the Knowledge Content
    (PDF 1,027 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Knowledge Management and Translation
    • Knowledge Management Concepts
    • Framework for Strategy of Knowledge Management and Translation
    • Case Study: Knowledge Management in Tobacco Control
    • Case Study: Concept Mapping of Knowledge Base for Tobacco Control
    • Summary
    • Conclusions
    • Appendix 7A. 4P-Knowledge Management and Translation Infrastructures: Strategy and Outcome Maps
    • Appendix 7B. Discussion Questions Used in National Cancer Institute Review of Knowledge Management and Translation
    • References

  • Chapter 8
    ISIS: Synthesis and Conclusions
    (PDF 408 KB)
    • Introduction
    • Synthesis: Looking Back and Looking Over the Horizon
    • General Conclusions
    • Specific Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Conclusions
    • References

  • Appendix A
    Initiative on the Study and Implementation of Systems: A Project History
    (PDF 157 KB)
    • References

  • Appendix B
    Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control: A Framework for Implementation
    (PDF 287 KB)
    • Integrated Systems Thinking: Story Line for the Future
    • Putting Systems Thinking into Practice
    • Implementing Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control: Open Questions and Next Steps
    • References

  • Index (PDF 114 KB)


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