A System of Problems and How to Deal With It

  • C. Carlsson


Ackoff in his Redesigning the Future argues in favour of a shift of paradigm towards an emphasis on synthesis, expansionism and teleology. This paper is an explorative discussion of the effects of this paradigm on the modelling and problem-solving methodology when dealing with a production planning problem that is shown to represent a system of problems.


Heuristic Rule General System Theory Production Planning Problem Stochastic Difference Equation Explorative Discussion 
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  1. 1.
    R. L. Ackoff, Redesigning the Future (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1974).Google Scholar

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© The World Organisation of General Systems and Cybernetics 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Carlsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Management ScienceÅbo Swedish University School of EconomicsÅbo 50Finland

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