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Soft systems methodology: a context within a 50-year retrospective of OR/MS

Reisman, Arnold and Oral, Muhittin (2005) Soft systems methodology: a context within a 50-year retrospective of OR/MS. Interfaces, 35 (2). pp. 164-178. ISSN 0092-2102

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/inte.1050.0129

Abstract

Soft systems methodology (SSM) has been used in the practice of operations research and management science OR/MS) since the early 1970s. In the 1990s, it emerged as a viable academic discipline. Unfortunately, its proponents consider SSM and traditional systems thinking to be mutually exclusive. Despite the differences claimed by SSM proponents between the two, they have been complementary. An extensive sampling of the OR/MS literature over its entire lifetime demonstrates the richness with which the non-SSM literature has been addressing the very same issues as does SSM.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:professional: comments on; philosophy of modeling
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ID Code:2
Deposited By:Muhittin Oral
Deposited On:01 Feb 2006 02:00
Last Modified:25 May 2011 14:09

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