CAUSE, EFFECT, EFFICIENCY AND SOFT SYSTEMS MODELS
UNSPECIFIED (1993) CAUSE, EFFECT, EFFICIENCY AND SOFT SYSTEMS MODELS. In: 1ST CONF ON OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, SALFORD, ENGLAND, DEC 19-20, 1991. Published in: JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, 44 (4). pp. 333-344.Full text not available from this repository.
The logical connectives in the conceptual models of Soft Systems Methodology are limited to relations of 'necessity'. This is not enough to achieve a correspondence with states of affairs in the physical world. In order to attain this correspondence connectives representing 'sufficiency' must be included. When this is done a logical account of efficiency is possible. This defines efficiency as the arbiter between two or more sufficient but unnecessary conditions of a desired effect.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 333-344|
|Title of Event:||1ST CONF ON OPERATIONAL RESEARCH|
|Location of Event:||SALFORD, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||DEC 19-20, 1991|
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