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Gerald Midgley

Professor of Systems Thinking


Developing a systemic problem structuring method for use in a problem-avoiding culture
Book
Midgley, G., & Shen, C. Developing a systemic problem structuring method for use in a problem-avoiding culture

This paper presents a Buddhist systems methodology (BSM) designed for use in Taiwanese Buddhist organisations. The authors argue that the BSM has advantages in Taiwanese contexts compared with Western systemic problem structuring methods, which mostl... Read More about Developing a systemic problem structuring method for use in a problem-avoiding culture.

Addressing organisational and societal concerns : an application of critical systems thinking to information systems planning in Colombia
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Midgley, G., & Córdoba-Pachon, J. Addressing organisational and societal concerns : an application of critical systems thinking to information systems planning in Colombia

Most current information system s (IS) planning methodologies are focused on achieving ‘successful’ plans, i.e. plans that provide competitive advantage, can be implemented in a given period of time, and that solve the problems of information needs b... Read More about Addressing organisational and societal concerns : an application of critical systems thinking to information systems planning in Colombia.

Forensic DNA evidence on trial : science and uncertainty in the courtroom
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Midgley, G., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Grace, V., & Veth, J. Forensic DNA evidence on trial : science and uncertainty in the courtroom. The University of Hull

When juries hear forensic DNA evidence presented in court, what does it mean to them? And does it mean the same for police officers, lawyers and forensic scientists? If jurors, scientists and others have fundamentally different understandings of DNA... Read More about Forensic DNA evidence on trial : science and uncertainty in the courtroom.

Moving beyond value conflicts : systemic problem structuring in action
Conference Proceeding
Midgley, G. Moving beyond value conflicts : systemic problem structuring in action

Abstract: Value conflicts can become entrenched in a destructive pattern of mutual stigmatization, which inhibits the emergence of new understandings of the situation and actions for improvement. In extreme cases, such patterns can even lead to viole... Read More about Moving beyond value conflicts : systemic problem structuring in action.

Moving beyond value conflicts : systemic problem structuring in action
Book
Midgley, G. Moving beyond value conflicts : systemic problem structuring in action

Value conflicts can become entrenched in a destructive pattern of mutual stigmatization, which inhibits the emergence of new understandings of the situation and actions for improvement. In extreme cases, such patterns can even lead to violence. This... Read More about Moving beyond value conflicts : systemic problem structuring in action.

Systemic evaluation of a community environmental management programme
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Midgley, G., Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Earl-Goulet, J., Foote, J., & Hepi, M. Systemic evaluation of a community environmental management programme

Community environmental management (CEM) involves achieving environmental objectives through the facilitation of community partnerships, local dialogues, consultations and participative decision making. This is increasingly seen as a solution to some... Read More about Systemic evaluation of a community environmental management programme.

Systemic lean intervention: enhancing lean with community operational research
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Midgley, G., & Ufua, D. E. Systemic lean intervention: enhancing lean with community operational research

This paper discusses how the theory and methodology of Community OR can enhance Lean initiatives. We argue that Lean practice can benefit from going beyond just the involvement of organizational stakeholders: local communities can be swept into the p... Read More about Systemic lean intervention: enhancing lean with community operational research.

What is systemic innovation?
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Midgley, G., & Lindhult, E. What is systemic innovation?

The term ‘systemic innovation’ is increasing in use. However, there is no consensus on its meaning: four different ways of using the term can be identified in the literature. Most people simply define it as a type of innovation where value can only b... Read More about What is systemic innovation?.