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Introducing systems approaches

Reynolds, Martin and Holwell, Sue (2010). Introducing systems approaches. In: Reynolds, Martin and Holwell, Sue eds. Systems Approaches to Managing Change: A Practical Guide. London: Springer, pp. 1–23.

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Abstract

Systems Approaches to Managing Change brings together five systems approaches to managing complex issues, each having a proven track record of over 25 years. The five approaches are: System Dynamics (SD) developed originally in the late 1950s by Jay Forrester Viable Systems Model (VSM) developed originally in the late 1960s by Stafford Beer Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA: with cognitive mapping) developed originally in the 1970s by Colin Eden Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) developed originally in the 1970s by Peter Checkland Critical Systems Heuristics (CSH) developed originally in the late 1970s by Werner Ulrich.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Open University
ISBN: 1-84882-808-X, 978-1-84882-808-7
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Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 21298
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 14:54
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 12:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21298
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