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Combining Problem Structuring Methods with Simulation: The Philosophical and Practical Xhallenges

Kotiadis, Kathy and Mingers, John (2014) Combining Problem Structuring Methods with Simulation: The Philosophical and Practical Xhallenges. In: Brailsford, Sally and Churilov, L and Dangerfield, Brian, eds. Discrete Event Simulation and System Dynamics for Management Decision Making. Wiley Series in Operations Research and Management Science . John Wiley, Chichester, pp. 52-75. ISBN 978-1-118-34902-1. (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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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 > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 11:10 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58159 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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