Theory-building on Social-Enterprise Systems-Engineering “as an applied discipline and as an addition to the development intervention field”. Written by James Mason when he was a Ph.D. candidate at Stevens Institute of Technology, he’s now a professor at Lesley University (Cambridge, MA)
Social Enterprise Systems Engineering (SESE) is defined as that body of knowledge and practice whereby engineering discipline is applied to plan, analyze, design, implement and operate a coordinated network of enterprises processes and stakeholders – in order to create sustainable social value for marginalized populations. Engineering discipline brings the rigor of lifecycle process, verification, validation, non-functional requirements modeling and simulation to assure that the design and performance of solutions are driven by and are traceable to the requirements of stakeholder populations – and that opportunity selection and operational practices align with the social mission and values of the enterprise.
James Mason | “Social Enterprise Systems Engineering” | 2015 | Procedia Computer Science, 2015 Conference on Systems Engineering Research (open access) | doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.03.067