system purposes

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A system's purpose is a composite of multiple purposes. These purposes can be referred to as dimensions of purpose. These purposes are the fundamental purposes common to a particular system type. The purposes of primary concern for strategic management are those of a social system, which is a model for the business organization.

Social system purposes --

  • Generate wealth
  • Generate truth
  • Effect choices
  • Create commitment
  • Institutionalize values

See social system for an elaboration on these purposes in a comprehensive description of a social system.