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Unformatted text preview: the relationship between the participants involved in a problem context, and not on the supposed characteristics of the "system" that constitutes the problem context. In terms of the "system of systems methodologies" matrix, it is the "participants'' rather than the "systems" dimension that is now to receive the main attention. The human and political aspects of organisations are brought to the fore, while the issue of organisational structure slides into the background (but may re-emerge after issues of plurality are resolved). Not surprisingly, therefore, the "machine", "organism" and "brain" metaphors, are less in evidence, as the "culture" and "coalition" metaphors come into their own. SAST was designed as an approach suitable for ill-structured problem contexts < previous page page_119 next page >...
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