Systemic-Netfields: The Systems' Paradigm Crisis. Part I

  title={Systemic-Netfields: The Systems' Paradigm Crisis. Part I},
  author={Ra{\'u}l Carvajal},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={227 - 245}
A methodology for the detection of emerging paradigms is developed through the analysis of implicit and explicit criticisms. The search for the systems' paradigm reveals a set of systems frames at different stages of development. Four basic assumptions that underlie most systems frames and limit their use in the research, design, planning, and management of social systems are identified. A set of frames that may advance the systems movement are proposed. They are enclosed under the name of… 
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