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Interactive situation modelling in knowledge intensive domains

Fernandes, K. (2005) Interactive situation modelling in knowledge intensive domains. Working Paper. Department of Management Studies, University of York , York.

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Interactive Situation Modelling (ISM) method, a semi-methodological approach, is proposed to tackle issues associated with modelling complex knowledge intensive domains, which cannot be easily modelled using traditional approaches. This paper presents the background and implementation of ISM within a complex domain, where synthesizing knowledge from various sources is critical, and is based on the principles of ethnography within a constructivist framework. Although the motivation for the reported work comes from the application presented in the paper, the actual scope of the paper covers a wide range of issues related to modelling complex systems. The author firstly reviews approaches used for modelling knowledge intensive domains, preceded by a brief discussion about two main issues: symmetry of ignorance and system behaviour, which are often confronted when applying modelling approaches to business domains. The ISM process is then characterized and critiqued with lessons from an exemplar presented to illustrate its effectiveness.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > The York Management School
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 23:02
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Management Studies, University of York
Refereed: No
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2574

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