Combining problem structuring methods with simulation: the philosophical and practical challenges

Kotiadis, K. and Mingers, J. (2014) Combining problem structuring methods with simulation: the philosophical and practical challenges. In: UNSPECIFIED, ed. Discrete Event Simulation and System Dynamics for Management Decision Making. Wiley Series in Operations Research and Management Science. Chichester: John Wiley. pp. 52-75 ISBN 9781118349021

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Abstract

Combinations of problem structuring methods with hard OR methodologies are seldom described in the literature. This chapter reflects on the barriers to such combinations that can be seen at the philosophical level - paradigm incommensurability - and cognitive level - type of personality and difficulty of switching paradigm. The chapter examines the combination of soft systems methodology and discrete-event simulation within an intermediate care case study.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation, problem structuring methods, multimethodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > The Business School
Depositing User: Kathy Kotiadis
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 15:48
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 15:48
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15302

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