Systems practice

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 551–563 | Cite as

A multiperspective systems-based framework for decision support systems design

  • Joseph Kim-keung Ho
  • Dominic Sculli


This paper reviews the dominant approaches to the design of decision support systems with reference to recent developments in information technology. The complexities and difficulties of the various developments are also discussed and their implications explored. A multiperspective, systems-based framework is presented which aims to lessen these difficulties. The framework is based on the theory and concepts of critical systems thinking.

Key words

decision support systems information technology systems methodologies critical systems thinking 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Kim-keung Ho
    • 1
  • Dominic Sculli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong

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