Co-Constructing the Methodology: Learning from Practice with ‘Wide Band’ GDSS

  • Paulo Nunes de Abreu


Soft System Methodology Host Organisation Interpretative Scheme Group Decision Support System Electronic Meeting System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Blackler, F. (1994) Post-Modern organizations: Understanding how CSCW affects organizations. Journal of Information Technology, 9, 129–136Google Scholar
  2. Berg, D and Smith, K. (1983) The ClinicalDemands of Research Methods, in “Exploring Clinical Methods for Social Research”, David Berg and Kenwyn Smith (eds). Sage, Beverly HillsGoogle Scholar
  3. Brown, A.D. (1992) Grounding soft systems research. European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 1, No 6, pp 387–395.Google Scholar
  4. Ciborra, C. (1996) (Ed.) “Groupware and Teamwork: Invisible Aid or Technological Hindrance?” Wiley, Chichester.Google Scholar
  5. Checkland, P.B. (1981). “Systems Thinking, Systems Practice,” Wiley, Chichester.Google Scholar
  6. Checkland, P and Scholes, J. (1990). “Soft Systems Methodology in Action,“ Wiley, ChichesterGoogle Scholar
  7. Checkland, P.; Holwell, S. (1998) “Information, Systems and Information Systems,” Wiley, Chichester.Google Scholar
  8. Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (1991) “Management Research: An introduction,” Sage, London.Google Scholar
  9. Eden, C. (1995) On evaluating the performance of ‘wide-band’ GDSS’s. European Journal of Operational Research, 81, pp. 302–311.CrossRefzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  10. Giddens, A. (1984) “The Constitution of Society,” Polity Press, Cambridge.Google Scholar
  11. Grudin, J (1991) Groupware and CSCW: Why now?. in “Groupware’91: The potential of team and organisational computing.” P.H.R. Hendriks (editor). Software Engineering Research Centre — SERC, Utrecht, The NetherlandsGoogle Scholar
  12. Heron, J. (1996) “Co-operative Inquiry: Research into the Human Condition.” Sage, London.Google Scholar
  13. Johansen, R. (1981) “Groupware: Computer Support for Business Teams.” The Free Press, Series in Communication Technology and Society, Everett M. Rogers and Frederick Williams, Editors. New York.Google Scholar
  14. Keys, P. (1998) OR as a technology revisited. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 49, Nr. 2 pp. 99–108zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  15. Lyytinen, K.J.; Ngwenyama, O.K. (1992) What does Computer Support for Cooperative Work mean? A structurational analysis of computer supported work. Accounting, Management and Information Technology, Vol.2, No1, 19–37.Google Scholar
  16. Mingers, J. (1996) A Comparison of Maturana’s autopoietic social theory and Giddens’s theory of structuration. Systems Research, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 469–482.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Morgan, G. (1983) Ed., “Beyond Method,” Sage, Beverly Hills.Google Scholar
  18. Morgan G. and Smircich L. (1980) The case for qualitative research. Academy of Management Review, Vol.5,No. 4, 491–500.Google Scholar
  19. Rickards, T. (1974) “Problem-solving through Creative Analysis,” Gower Press, Epping, Essex.Google Scholar
  20. Reinharz, S. (1981) Implementing new paradigm research: A model for training and practice in “Human Enquiry: A Sourcebook of New Paradigm Research”, Peter Reason and John Rowan (eds) Wiley, Chichester.Google Scholar
  21. Shulman, A.D. and Penman, R. (1990) Putting Information Technology in its place: Organizational communication and the human infrastructure in John S. Carrol (ed.) “Applied Social Psychology and Organizational Settings,” Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale.Google Scholar
  22. Wilson, B. (1984). “Systems: Concepts, methodologies, and applications.” Wiley, Chichester.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Nunes de Abreu
    • 1
  1. 1.Management SchoolLancaster UniversityLancaster

Personalised recommendations