RE: Soft Systems Modelling Followup

Richard Karash (
Mon, 16 Jan 1995 09:55:39 +0001 (EST)

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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 9:36:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: Soft Systems Modelling Followup

To members of the OL list:
Sorry for not identifying myself on my last posting. A number of
people have tried to reach me concerning their interest in Peter Checkland's
work. There are several books which I believe will serve you well in
fulfilling your interest in this approach:

Checkland, P. (1981) 'Systems Thinking, Systems Practice'
Chichester, UK, Wiley & Sons

This book sets out the conceptual framework for 'soft' systems
approaches in contrast to 'hard' approaches, such as, operations
research etc.

Checkland, P. and Scholes, J(1990). 'Soft Systems Methodology in Action' Chichester, UK, Wiley & Sons

Wilson, B. (1990) 'Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, and Applications'
second edition, Chichester, UK, J. Wiley & Sons

Hope this helps!

Steve Cavaleri Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Central CT State University
New Britain, CT 06050