Problem Structuring Methods in Action

Mingers, John and Rosenhead, Jonathan (2004) Problem Structuring Methods in Action. European Journal of Operational Research, 152 (3). pp. 530-554. ISSN 0377-2217. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper provides a review and evaluation of the use of problem structuring methods (PSMs) in practice. It starts by describing the origins of problem structuring methods, the type of problem situation for which they are suitable, and the characteristics of some leading methods. An overview of the practice of PSMs is provided from a number of angles, including case studies and surveys of applications. A number of issues in the application of PSMs are discussed, in particular an account of the debate about evaluation of the success of PSMs; the selection of an appropriate method; multimethodology; and a variety of aspects of the maintenance of relationships with the client organisation(s). Finally, some possible future developments are suggested, especially through productive interactions with similar or related practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: OR methodology, problem structuring methods; soft OR; OR applications; multimethodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2008 00:45
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 14:27
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