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A problem-structuring method for complex societal decisions: Its philosophical and psychological dimensions

Hector, Donald; Christensen, Carleton (Bruin); Petrie, Jim


A novel approach to problem-structuring for decisions relating to the sustainable development of large-scale infrastructure is presented. The philosophical (a critical realist ontology and epistemology), psychological (implications of behavioural and cognitive psychology), and systems dimensions (dynamics and emergent properties) of the problem are discussed, and form the basis of the approach. The problem is structured as a system of "trilemmas" (a means of representing and criticising sets of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Operational Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2007.06.058


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