The use of a soft systems approach in developing information systems for development planning: An exploration in regional planning

Hasmiah Kasimin, Mohammed Yusoff

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    Information systems development for complex applications is a difficult process of inquiry. Complex applications involve inconsistent, incomplete and uncertain information and a lack of established models or theories. In general, an approach to the information system development in complex situations should have a number of characteristics, including: the capability for understanding and modelling complex problems, the capability to incorporate multiple views of the problem and the capability for learning. This paper presents an approach used in the development of an information system for a complex regional planning process. The approach is based on soft systems methodology [Checkland (1981). Systems thinking, system practice. Chichester: John Wiley] and concepts and methodologies that have been developed in planning and organizational studies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-180
    Number of pages16
    JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
    Volume20
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 1996

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    The use of a soft systems approach in developing information systems for development planning : An exploration in regional planning. / Kasimin, Hasmiah; Yusoff, Mohammed.

    In: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 20, No. 3, 05.1996, p. 165-180.

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