Systems Practice Challenges

  • D. P. Dash


I am a systems-oriented management consultant and a teacher of corporate policy and planning. In that capacity, I have interacted with several systems scholars and management professionals who are influenced by the systems movement. I have also met scholars and professionals from management and other disciplines who, on their own, have adopted a style of thinking resembling the systems approach. My reading suggests that all these people are regularly faced with various intellectual and practical obstacles, as much as I have myself been. In this brief article, I wish to provide a rough conceptualisation of these obstacles. I will round off with a few concrete suggestions.


System Practitioner System Practice Normative Implication Practical Obstacle System Dynamics Method 
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  1. Dash, D.P., and Murthy, P.N., 1994, Boundary judgement in system dynamics modelling: an investigation through the science of complexity, Systems Practice. 7 (4): 465–475.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Flood, R.L., and Jackson, M.C., 1991, “Creative Problem Solving: Total Systems Intervention,” Wiley, Chichester.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Dash
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  1. 1.Xavier Institute of ManagementBhubaneswarIndia

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