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Sidney Luckett

This map is faulty in at least one respect.

It is incorect to categorise Checkland's work as 'soft systems modelling' and locate it as a subset of 'social systems theory'. Checkland in various publications (eg 'Systems Thinking Systems Practice') is quite clear that what he calls 'soft sytems thinking' is a constructivist way of thinking about 'problematic situations'; ie systems don't exist as objective entities but are mental constructs to learn one's way through problematic situations.

Apart from Checkland's own works, useful references are Michael Jackson 'Systems approaches in management' and Gerald Midgley 'Systemic Intervention' as well as Midgley (ed) 'Systems Thinking'.

Both Jackson and Midgley provide their own 'maps' of the development of systems approaches.

Oil Mill

Enjoyed every bit of your blog


Enjoyed every bit of your blog

Svenska Dejtingsajter

And that's a really complex flow chart.


So what happened to Chaos Theory? It doesn't produce any further interests?

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