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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.
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.
Information, Systems and Information Systems: Making Sense of the Field
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This book makes sense of the large, sprawling, confusing field of information systems (IS) and helps readers distinguish between information systems and information technology (IT).
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 is
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 to
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. Development
From Optimizing to Learning: A Development of Systems Thinking for the 1990s
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The relation between them is that the ‘hard’ is a special case of ‘soft’ systems thinking, which makes sense of the recent history of management science and helps to prepare for the 1990s.
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