Cause, Effect, Efficiency and Soft Systems Models

@article{Gregory1993CauseEE,
  title={Cause, Effect, Efficiency and Soft Systems Models},
  author={Frank Hutson Gregory},
  journal={Journal of the Operational Research Society},
  year={1993},
  volume={44},
  pages={333-344}
}
  • F. Gregory
  • Published 1 April 1993
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of the Operational Research Society
The logical connectives in the conceptual models of Soft Systems Methodology are limited to relations of ‘necessity’. This is not enough to achieve a correspondence with states of affairs in the physical world. In order to attain this correspondence connectives representing ‘sufficiency’ must be included. When this is done a logical account of efficiency is possible. This defines efficiency as the arbiter between two or more sufficient but unnecessary conditions of a desired effect. 

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