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When the System
Is an Enterprise
At the Cutting Edge
by William B. Rouse

T

he world is currently, and always has been, awash in complex
problems of education, sustainable energy, health-care delivery,
urban resilience, and national security [1]. The complexity of
these public-private enterprises is daunting, at least in part
because these enterprises are laced with behavioral and social
phenomena. The systems community needs to help society address these
problems, partly because no one else is willing to stand up to help understand and manage the phenomena associated with these issues [2].
Enterprise Architecture
These complex public-private enterprises operate at multiple levels as
shown in Figure 1. Human phenomena in terms of decisions, behaviors, and
performance happen in the context of physical infrastructure, capabilities,

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