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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6) were constructed and, as we will find out, provided much of the inspiration behind critical systems heuristics (unravelled in Chapter 9). Ackoff pursued a more practically directed career, culminating in his work with INTERACT (Institute for Interactive Management) in Philadelphia. Neither of these huge contributors to soft systems thinking has lost sight of his original intent, to work with complex issues while acknowledging the subjective appreciations of human participants. Churchman's and Ackoff's contributions have been covered in the previous two chapters. Soft systems is not complete and does not finish with these remarkable contributions, however. < previous page page_167 next page >...
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- Spring '11
- Soft systems methodology, Soft Systems, C. West Churchman