In Search of a Pragmatic Systems Method

World Futures 67 (4-5):266 - 281 (2011)
In this article, the author describes some of his own experiences of becoming an organizational systems theorist. The article also presents overviews of various systems theories that influenced the learning process from subject exploration to mastery. These include system dynamics, management systems, General Systems Theory, self-organizing systems, and autognomics. Additionally, discussions of system failures, philosophical pragmatism, and knowledge management all relate to their influence on systems theories. The article culminates with an examination of the possible causes of system failures and proposes various new ideas for intervening in several large-scale issues, such as sustainability. Finally, there is a review of a new type of organizational performance measurement system known as the adaptive scorecard
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/02604027.2011.585891
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 22,046
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Orlin Vakarelov (2010). Pre-Cognitive Semantic Information. Knowledge, Technology & Policy 23 (2):193-226.
Gary Metcalf (2003). Learning to Design Systems. World Futures 59 (1):21 – 36.
Darrell Arnold (2011). Hegel and Ecologically Oriented System Theory. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 7 (16):53-64.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

17 ( #227,383 of 1,934,425 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #434,207 of 1,934,425 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.