Laws of Design and System Conceptualization

Systems Design II: Laws of Design and System Conceptualization

Stanford University Prison Experiment: Causality, Controlling Patterns, and Growth Mode

Revisit Philip Zimbardo’s (1971) Stanford University Prison Experiment. Analyze the experiment in terms of causality, controlling patterns, and its growth mode.

What lessons can be learned from this experiment that can be generalized to business social systems, such as organizational design/organizational structures?

To support this assignment, use at least three credible research references. At least 3 of these references must be outside materials not found in the course readings.  Your paper should be 4 pages in length (not including title and references) and conform to the APA format.

Chapters 5, 6, 7 & Appendix 2: Systems Archetypes in The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization 

Ghimire, R. (2014). Virtuous cycles: The Singapore public service and national development. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73(1), 146-148. doi:10.1111/1467-8500.12070

NPR. (2016). Is America Engaged In A ‘Vicious Cycle’ Of Jailing The Poor?. Fresh Air. Retrieved from

Wallis, C., August, M., Bacon Jr., P., Billips, M., Crittle, S., Rawe, J., Ripley, A., Johnson, K., Morrissey, S., & Thornburgh, N. (2004). Why did they do it?. Time, 163(20), 38. (Note: This is a classic article.)

Wong, C., Hu, M., & Shiu, J. (2015). Governing the economic transition: How Taiwan transformed its industrial system to attain virtuous cycle development. Review of Policy Research, 32(3), 365-387. doi:10.1111/ropr.12122

Senge, P.M. (2006). The fifth discipline: the art and practice of the learning organization. New York: Doubleday/Currency.

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