Designing meta-organizations for addressing wicked problems

Sydelko, Pamela J.

Wicked problems

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Contributor
Midgley, Gerald; Espinosa Salazar, Angela Ma. (Angela María)
Rights
©2015 University of Hull
Description

Abstract: “Wicked problems” is a term used to describe and characterize social planning problems that are open-ended, contradictory, and have many stakeholders (Rittel & Webber, 1973). In addition, they have ever-changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize and have no clear solution in the sense that they have no definitive and objective answers. In today’s globalized and connected world, wicked problems abound. Wicked problems such as climate change, organized crime, terrorism, infectious diseases, and the food/water/energy nexus will continue to put pressures on the need for concerted action and intervention. Often, valiant efforts to solve one part of the problem result in exacerbating the issues in another part.

Publisher
Centre for Systems Studies, the University of Hull
Peer reviewed
No
Language
English
Additional notes
PhD upgrade report, November 2015
Extent
1 MB
Identifier
hull:13355

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