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Theorizing systems methodologies across cultures

Zhichang, Zhu


Zhu Zhichang


People across cultures solve problems differently, so do they theorize systems methodologies. Mainstream systems research has thus far managed to ignore the cultural dimension, which generates frustrations in cross-border conversation and application. Exploring how representative systems methodologies are theorized in different cultural settings, this paper aims to (1) stress that systems methodologies, like other management thoughts and practices, are cultural artefacts, (2) propose that a heightened sensitivity towards cultural differences is essential to systems research and practice in an era of deepened globalization. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Zhichang, Z. (2010). Theorizing systems methodologies across cultures. Systems research and behavioral science, 27(2), 208-223.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2009
Online Publication Date Feb 25, 2010
Publication Date 2010-03
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Systems Research And Behavioral Science
Print ISSN 1092-7026
Electronic ISSN 1099-1743
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 2
Pages 208-223
Keywords Strategy and Management; Information Systems and Management; General Social Sciences
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Contract Date Nov 13, 2014