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< previous page page_48 next page > Page 48 alternative positions must be respected, and methodologies and their appropriate theoretical underpinnings developed in partnership. Further, the claim of any one theoretical rationality to be the sole legitimate one (isolationism) or to absorb all others (imperialism) must be resisted. This should not lead the management science community to fragment into independent groups. As the discussion of systems metaphors and the "system of systems methodologies" has shown, the existence of a range of systems methodologies, each driven by a different theoretical position, can be seen as a strength rather than as a weakness of the systems movement. All that is required is the guidance offered by complementarism so that each methodology is put to work only on the kinds of issues or "problems" for which it is the most suitable. 3.2.3 Sociological Awareness
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The sociological awareness of critical systems thinking, which is necessarily incorporated into TSI,
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

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