Methodology and Principle of Planning of Social Systems Engineering

  • Huijiong Wang
  • Shantong Li


Social Systems Engineering (SSE) is a new discipline with coverage of natural science, social science and engineering. Its main area of application is social groups. The social group can be roughly classified into three groups hierarchy, country (nation), various organizations under a nation to perform proper functional role, and the family unit. Qualitative and quantitative approach are two major methodologies to be included in the topic of study of SSE. This chapter will focus on two major themes, methodology of qualitative approach and several basic framework of national planning and three models for studying social systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Development Research Center of the State CouncilBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Development Strategy and Regional EconomyDevelopment Research Center of the State CouncilBeijingChina

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