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Soft Systems Research and Application

  • B. Wilson

Abstract

Any review of likely avenues of development in a subject must, first of all, put into some kind of context the starting point for that review. Hence an attempt is made to illustrate the process through which development takes place, and the significant events which have occurred over the past ten years which have led to where we are now. Three distinctions are made as a way of structuring the review, both in terms of examining past events and of addressing future directions. A simple model of the inquiry process is used to lead to these distinctions.

Keywords

Role Exploration Soft System Methodology Adaptive Control System Purposeful Activity System Hierarchy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems and Information ManagementUniversity of LancasterLancasterUK

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