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On boundaries and disciplines: constructing a set of key systems thinkers

Ramage, Magnus and Shipp, Karen (2006). On boundaries and disciplines: constructing a set of key systems thinkers. Systemist, 28(2) pp. 225–234.

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Abstract

Over the past four years, the Open University has been working on an internal project of systems scholarship, called 'Systems Thinkers'. We have examined the life and work of fifty key thinkers, held discussions on their significance, and are in the process of writing a book and a postgraduate course about these thinkers. This work has raised many interesting questions about the boundaries of systems as an intellectual and practical discipline. In this paper, we will discuss some of these questions, asking what it means to be a discipline and how to establish its boundaries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2006 Unknown
ISSN: 0961-8309
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 5446
Depositing User: Magnus Ramage
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 17:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5446
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