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Towards a theory of application in systems science

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1 Author(s)
Churchman, C.W. ; University of California, Berkerley, Calif.

The actual utilization of systems science, especially social systems engineering, has not measured up to the plethora of theories and examples of potential applications in the literature. To begin developing a theory of application in systems science, one may consider modeling the systems scientist as a system or consider nonsystems approaches that would include the political influence, feelings, aesthetic, and religious dimensions of both the analyst and the user. The essential ideas of this process are presented in summary form.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:63 ,  Issue: 3 )