Classical General Systems Theory (GST) is rich with fundamental concepts relating to the explanation of how systems behave and operate. The new concept of object-oriented techniques and methodologies was found to be closely aligned with most of the fundamental theories of GST. This article presents these alignments and similarities and clearly shows that object-oriented techniques provide a better fit to GST than older design methodologies.
Newman, William A. and Hendrickson, Anthony R.
"The object-oriented paradigm as an implementation of systems theory in IS,"
Journal of International Information Management: Vol. 5
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jiim/vol5/iss2/7