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SSMYSoft Systems Methodology
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1991), Information in Action - Soft Systems Methodology, Macmillan, Basingstoke.
Learning for Action: A Short Definitive Account of Soft Systems Methodology and Its Use for Practitioners, Teachers and Students.
A Soft Systems Methodology no contexto sistemico possui relevancia porque aborda um conjunto de caracteristicas que nao sao explicitadas pela maioria dos metodos tradicionais.
THIRD, DOES SOFT SYSTEMS METHODOLOGY NEED REALISM AS THE METAPHYSICAL FOUNDATION?
For example, is soft systems methodology only adapted to problem contexts of simple-pluralist and complex-pluralist?
Achieving 'desirable and feasible' change: an application of Soft Systems Methodology.
Against the background of a lively debate about the theoretical basis of some of these PSMs, the popularity and continuous use of three methods in particular: (a) soft systems methodology (SSM), Checkland (1981/ 1999); (b) strategic choice approach (SCA), Friend and Jessop (1977), Friend and Hickiling (1997) and (c) strategic options development and analysis (SODA), Eden et al.
Widespread acceptance has been gained in industry, commerce and public life for approaches such as the Soft Systems Methodology, System Dynamics, the Viable Systems Model and Critical System Heuristics.
A survey of journals from both systems practice and knowledge management suggests that methods such as systems dynamics, complexity theory, soft systems methodology, viable systems model and critical systems have started to become visible in knowledge management applications.
Nonaka and Takeuchi's ideas resonate very close to the philosophical (interpretivist) underpinnings of methodologies such as the 'soft' strand of systemic approaches developed in the UK, especially with Checkland's soft systems methodology (SSM), Checkland (1981, 1999); Checkland and Scholes (1990).
Peter Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) (Checkland, 1981; Checkland and Holwell, 1998; Checkland and Scholes, 1999) will be utilized to underpin the concepts incorporated into the generic framework.