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Gerald Midgley

Professor of Systems Thinking


Antimicrobials in animal agriculture: Parables and policy (2015)
Journal Article
Scott, H. M., Midgley, G., & Loneragan, G. H. (2015). Antimicrobials in animal agriculture: Parables and policy. Zoonoses and public health, 62(s1), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12191

In addition to the scientific, economic, regulatory and other policy factors that impact on antimicrobial decision-making in different jurisdictions around the world, there exist ethical, social and cultural bases for the contemporary use of these pr... Read More about Antimicrobials in animal agriculture: Parables and policy.

Knowing differently in systemic intervention (2015)
Journal Article
Rajagopalan, R., & Midgley, G. (2015). Knowing differently in systemic intervention. Systems research and behavioral science, 32(5), 546-561 . https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2352

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This paper makes the case for extended ways of knowing in systemic intervention. It argues that the deployment of formal (even reflective) thinking and dialogue methods are inadequate, on their own, to the critical ta... Read More about Knowing differently in systemic intervention.

Action research in a problem avoiding culture using a Buddhist systems methodology (2014)
Journal Article
Shen, C., & Midgley, G. (2015). Action research in a problem avoiding culture using a Buddhist systems methodology. Action Research, 13(2), 170-193. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750314558428

Problem avoidance can be an issue in both Eastern and Western cultures, and in some Eastern contexts it can stem from the desire to promote organizational harmony: identifying problems can lead to blame, thereby fracturing harmonious relationships. T... Read More about Action research in a problem avoiding culture using a Buddhist systems methodology.

Gaining access to agency and structure in industrial marketing theory: A critical pluralist approach (2014)
Journal Article
Nicholson, J. D., Brennan, R., & Midgley, G. (2014). Gaining access to agency and structure in industrial marketing theory: A critical pluralist approach. Marketing Theory, 14(4), 395-416. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470593114538994

This article is concerned with gaining greater insight into the interplay between agency and structure in industrial marketing (IM) scholarship. The article’s intent is to embed Midgley’s notion of critical pluralism within this endeavour. The articl... Read More about Gaining access to agency and structure in industrial marketing theory: A critical pluralist approach.

Issues mapping: a problem structuring method for addressing science and technology conflicts (2014)
Journal Article
Cronin, K., Midgley, G., & Jackson, L. S. (2014). Issues mapping: a problem structuring method for addressing science and technology conflicts. European journal of operational research, 233(1), 145-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.08.012

There are new opportunities for the application of problem structuring methods to address science and technology risk conflicts through stakeholder dialogue. Most previous approaches to addressing risk conflicts have been developed from a traditional... Read More about Issues mapping: a problem structuring method for addressing science and technology conflicts.

Systemic intervention for computer-supported collaborative learning (2013)
Journal Article
Barros-Castro, R. A., Midgley, G., & Pinzón, L. (2015). Systemic intervention for computer-supported collaborative learning. Systems research and behavioral science, 32(1), 86-105. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2220

This paper presents a systemic intervention approach as a means to overcome the methodological challenges involved in research into computer-supported collaborative learning applied to the promotion of mathematical problem-solving (CSCL-MPS) skills i... Read More about Systemic intervention for computer-supported collaborative learning.

Towards a new framework for evaluating systemic problem structuring methods (2013)
Journal Article
Midgley, G., Cavana, R. Y., Brocklesby, J., Foote, J. L., Wood, D. R. R., & Ahuriri-Driscoll, A. (2013). Towards a new framework for evaluating systemic problem structuring methods. European journal of operational research, 229(1), 143-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.01.047

Operational researchers and social scientists often make significant claims for the value of systemic problem structuring and other participative methods. However, when they present evidence to support these claims, it is usually based on single case... Read More about Towards a new framework for evaluating systemic problem structuring methods.

Beyond organisational agendas: using boundary critique to facilitate the inclusion of societal concerns in information systems planning (2008)
Journal Article
Córdoba, J. R., & Midgley, G. (2008). Beyond organisational agendas: using boundary critique to facilitate the inclusion of societal concerns in information systems planning. European Journal of Information Systems, 17(2), (125-142). doi:10.1057/ejis.2008.4. ISSN 0960-085X

As the development of the information society takes place worldwide, individuals, groups and organisations face the challenge of taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs). 'Digital divides' are emerging: some sections of s... Read More about Beyond organisational agendas: using boundary critique to facilitate the inclusion of societal concerns in information systems planning.

Practitioner identity in systemic intervention: Reflections on the promotion of environmental health through Māori community development (2007)
Journal Article
Midgley, G., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Foote, J., Hepi, M., Taimona, H., Rogers-Koroheke, M., …Wood, D. (2007). Practitioner identity in systemic intervention: Reflections on the promotion of environmental health through Māori community development. Systems research and behavioral science, 24(2), 233-247. doi:10.1002/sres.827

In systemic intervention, boundary critique is important. This means explicitly exploring the inclusion, exclusion and marginalization of both people and issues. Most of the practitioner's attention in boundary critique is usually focused on relation... Read More about Practitioner identity in systemic intervention: Reflections on the promotion of environmental health through Māori community development.

Systemic intervention
Book
Midgley, G. Systemic intervention

This paper describes the practice of systemic intervention, emphasizing (1) the need to explore stakeholder values and boundaries for analysis; (2) responses to the challenges of marginalization processes; and (3) a wide, pluralistic range of methods... Read More about Systemic intervention.