Title: Developments in the resolution of systemic problems

Authors: Janos Korn

Addresses: Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK

Abstract: Producers and products as part of 'problem solving' drive the change from an initial equilibrium to a final state forming the operations in the natural, living, artificial and social words. This paper discusses the application, through modelling, of these concepts to these operations. Current approaches to 'systems thinking' are inadequate and design methods are fragmented which is improved by the proposed 'new science of systems' representing the systemic or structural view of the world. The notions of 'ambition' and 'achievement' lead to a 'problem solving scheme'. 'Market', 'requirements' and 'specifications' enable a product or 'achievement' to resolve a 'problematic issue' by achieving a new equilibrium state to satisfy the expectations of a user/consumer. This activity needs discussion and design thinking is accomplished by 'linguistic modelling'. Abstract properties and interactions of agents are interpreted to achieve operational description. The method outlined satisfies the criteria for a symbolism to be testable.

Keywords: structural or systemic view; problem solving scheme; problem solving structure; design thinking; linguistic modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMABS.2020.113126

International Journal of Markets and Business Systems, 2020 Vol.4 No.2, pp.140 - 163

Received: 12 May 2020
Accepted: 21 Sep 2020

Published online: 19 Feb 2021 *

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