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SYSTEM THINKING 3

Systems Thinking in the Engineering Enterprise: Saudi Vision2030,

Background of research

System thinking refers to bringing a resemblance of order to a particular system (Boardman, and Sauser, 2008; p4). In system approach on Saudi Vision 2030, there are the soft and hard system parts. The tangible aspects of the Saudi Vision are regarded as the hard system while the intangible aspects that benefit the society are the soft system. The report is used to investigate the system thinking in Saudi Vision 2030 concerning the engineering enterprise.

Current state-of-the-art

The engineering system in the country has experienced tremendous changes with time. The engineering industry has worked hard to revolutionize the economic development of Saudi. They have created immense outstanding buildings not only in the country but also in the neighbouring nations. The Saudi Vision 2030 has various aspects, but one of the most fundamental ways is its applicability in the engineering enterprise.

When analysing the different aspects of the systems thinking about the Saudi Vision 2030, it is essential to take an in-depth look at the risks that are present in the engineering industry. It also entails looking for ways to overcome the hurdles present to ensure that the industry can be more successful in its contribution to the economic development of the nation.

Research objectives/hypotheses

  • To determine the type of engineering system that is applicable in the Saudi Vision 2030

  • To determine applicability of Saudi Vision 2030 in the engineering enterprise

  • To investigate the importance of system engineering in the Saudi Vision 2030

Research Methodology

1.1 Introduction

The research methodology focuses on providing a detailed explanation of ways that the research objectives are achieved. It includes the following aspects discussed in depth below.

1.2 Research design

The research design that used in the analysis of the topic is the case study design. Case study design involves the study of different aspect and the documentation of the outcome derived from the study. The study involves analysing the applicability of the Saudi Arabia vision 2030 in the country. The study will concentrate on analysing various aspects of the vision in depth on the system thinking approach.

1.3 Population

Accessible population

The target population will consist of 500 citizens from each town, ten analysts and 30% of the engineers in Saudi. Indeed, the people to be researched is substantive. It will give adequate, relevant and reliable information regarding the case study, systems thinking in the engineering enterprise: Saudi Vision2030.

1.4 Data collection

The researchers conducted a background study of the needs of the inhabitants of Saudi on the economic performance of Saudi on a global scale. The researchers will conduct interviews, give questionnaires and observe the secondary data of other countries that had formulated a strategic vision for their nations. The researchers will use questionnaires, interviews, and observation as the research instruments. The methods are used because they provided a chance for the researchers to get the opinion of the citizens.

1.5 Data analysis

The researchers will focus on collecting quantitative and qualitative data. The data analysed will combine the various information collected during data collection. The data will be analysed in the system thinking studies conducted by previous researchers in the industry.

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