Table 1 Highly co-cited documents.

Top three co-cited documents among seven assigned communities for the ≥3 network in Fig. 2A. Communities containing fewer than three documents are omitted.

CommunityReference to co-cited documentTimes citedDegree
0P. M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (Doubleday and Company, 1990).6290
J. W. Forrester, Industrial Dynamics (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961).2946
J. D. Sterman, Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World (Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2000).2817
1P. Checkland, Systems Thinking, Systems Practice (Wiley, 1981).59111
R. L. Ackoff, Creating the Corporate Future: Plan or be Planned for (Wiley, 1981).1847
P. Checkland, J. Scholes, Soft Systems Methodology in Action (Wiley, 1990).2542
2W. Ulrich, Critical Heuristics of Social Planning: A New Approach to Practical Philosophy (P. Haupt, 1983).2384
C. W. Churchman, The Systems Approach (Delacorte Press, 1968).1865
C. W. Churchman, The Design of Inquiring Systems: Basic Concepts of Systems and Organization (Basic Books, 1971).1549
3O. Ben Zvi Assaraf, N. Orion, Development of system thinking skills in the context of earth system education. J. Res. Sci. Teach. 42 (5), 518–560 (2005).923
M. J. Jacobson, U. Wilensky, Complex systems in education: Scientific and educational importance and implications for the learning sciences. J. Learn. Sci. 15 (1), 11–34 (2006).821
M. Frank, Engineering systems thinking and systems thinking. J. Syst. Eng. 3 (3), 163–168 (2000).821
4M. C. Jackson, Systems Methodology for the Management Sciences (Plenum Press, 1991).2483
R. L. Flood, M. C. Jackson, Creative Problem Solving: Total Systems Intervention (Wiley, 1991a).2469
R. L. Flood, M. C. Jackson, Critical Systems Thinking: Directed Readings (J. Wiley, 1991b).1450
5L. von Bertalanffy, General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications (George Braziller, 1968).2634
M. Mulej, R. Espejo, M. C. Jackson, S. Kajzer, J. Mingers, P. Mlakar, N. Mulej, V. Potočan, M. Rebernik, A. Rosicky, B. S. Umpleby, D. Uršič, R. Vallee, Dialektična in druge mehkosistemske teorije: (podlage za celovitost in uspeh managementa) (Ekonomsko-poslovna fakulteta, 2000).410
M. Davidson, Uncommon Sense: The Life and Thought of Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901–1972), Father of General Systems Theory (Tarcher, 1976).49
6S. J. Leischow, A. Best, W. M. Trochim, P. I. Clark, R. S. Gallagher, S. E. Marcus, E. Matthews, Systems thinking to improve the public’s health. Am. J. Prev. Med. 35 (2), S196–S203 (2008).75
J. B. Homer, G. B. Hirsch, System dynamics modeling for public health: Background and opportunities. Am. J. Public Health 96 (3), 452–458 (2006).45
W. M. Trochim, D. A. Cabrera, B. Milstein, R. S. Gallagher, S. J. Leischow, Practical challenges of systems thinking and modeling in public health. Am. J. Public Health 96 (3), 538–546 (2006).54