A Layered Context Perspective on the Design of Enterprises and Information Systems

  • Ian Simmonds
  • David Ing
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 523)


Most information systems requirements approaches mirror the techniques of business planning methods prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s. This was a period in which requirements, like plans, could be established in advance, and then implemented. Gradual changes in requirements could be analyzed and foreseen, and could result in slight modification requests.


Social Space Virtual Space Harvard Business School General System Theory Context Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Simmonds
    • 1
  • David Ing
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM TJ Watson Research CenterHawthorneUSA
  2. 2.IBM Advanced Business InstitutePalisadesUSA

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