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Systems Thinking, Systems Practice
Whether by design, accident or merely synchronicity, Checkland appears to have developed a habit of writing seminal publications near the start of each decade which establish the basis and frameworkExpand
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Soft Systems Methodology in Action
The Emergence of Soft Systems Thinking. Soft Systems Methodology--the Whole. Soft Systems Methodology--the Parts. Soft Systems Methodology--the Whole Revisited. Soft Systems Methodology--the Context.Expand
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Soft Systems Methodology: A Thirty Year Retrospective a
Although the history of thought reveals a number of holistic thinkers — Aristotle, Marx, Husserl among them— it was only in the 1950s that any version of holistic thinking became institutionalized.Expand
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Learning For Action: A Short Definitive Account of Soft Systems Methodology, and its use for Practitioners, Teachers and Students
Preamble A TEN-MINUTE ACCOUNT OF SOFT SYSTEMS METHODOLOGY FOR VERY BUSY PEOPLE. Preface. INTRODUCTION. PART 1 THE NATURE OF SSM. Chapter 1 A SKELETON ACCOUNT OF SSM AS A WHOLE. What is SSM? What isExpand
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Action Research: Its Nature and Validity
The process of knowledge acquisition which has the strongest truth claim is the research process of natural science, based on testing hypotheses to destruction. But the application of this process toExpand
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Soft Systems Methodology: a 30-year retrospective
What is now known as Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) has been continuously developed and honed in a programme of action research which is now in its thirtieth year at Lancaster University. DevelopmentExpand
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From Optimizing to Learning: A Development of Systems Thinking for the 1990s
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In any subject concerned with rational intervention in human affairs, theory must lead to practice; but practice is the source of theory: neither theory nor practice is prime. Expand
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Information, Systems, And Information Systems
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