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Systems for Sustainability-or Sustainability for Systems?

  • J. Gilligan

Abstract

Sustainability demands recognition of diversity. Recognition of diversity means admitting to that which is going on around us. The Systems Movement has too long been engaged in a self-referential discourse on methodologies developed for what have been usefully, if uncritically, defined as ‘Information Systems’. Despite attempts to broaden the agenda from the more traditional technical arena into the social realm, Data Processing, Management Information Systems and Requirements Analysis remain at the heart of most Information Systems practice and therefore in much of the associated epistemological and methodological development.

Keywords

Management Information System System Movement Requirement Analysis Emergent Technology Audit Profession 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Gilligan
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  1. 1.School of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Studies and MathematicsUniversity of the West of EnglandUK

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