New Developments in the Use of Systems Thinking in the Analysis of Failures

  • Geoff Peters
  • Joyce Fortune


In a previous paper (Peters and Fortune, 1992) the authors looked back over a twenty year period at ways in which systems-related ideas had been used to analyze and model failures and disasters of various sorts. The paper ended with a short description of The Failures Method, developed within the Open University (Fortune, 1984), which was then in use.


System Failure System Thinking Tight Coupling Soft System Methodology Fault Tree Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Peters
    • 1
  • Joyce Fortune
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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