Broadening the objective of the system [Birgitta Bergvall-Kareborn, ISSS 1998 Paper Session, July 21/98]

[Paper session, July 21/98, 5:20 p.m.]

Birgitta Bergvall-Kareborn: Ph.D. student at Lulea, Sweden

Not going to talk about VSM (which was a mix-up in papers)

Not going to talk about the paper on the CD-ROM, either

This discussion continues from the paper on the CD-ROM

Idea of inclusiveness has been discussed at the conference

Will continue on the work on Soft Systems Methodology Use goals, objectives and purpose all as the same definition. How have different systems approaches viewed goals: If a system is what a system does, how can we criticize it? Multi-modal soft systems says critical systems thinking is not sufficient. System has a few spheres of dominance. The Living Social System (after de Raadt, 1991), includes a goal in the system. VSM system 5 provides an umbrella, but is this enough?

Is developing a new version of the living social systems model.

Wants to change of CATWOE model?

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