Prof. Dr. Dorien DeTombe

Develop Not Only The Economy


Developing countries concentrate their development often specifically on economic development demanded by the capitalist systems that dominate the world. This is stimulated by the way development is rated which is by the Gross National Product (GNP). However, as can be seen in many developing countries, often human and nature pay the price of the fast economic development. A better way to evaluate the rate of growth of a country is to use another concept of evaluation, such as the concept of National Quality of Life (NQL), which next to economic capital includes other aspects of life such as cultural, social, legal, educational and healthcare aspects which can be rated as capital too. These capitals give another value of development of countries. Rating a country this way, will encourage a more sustainable development of a country. For reaching a more sustainable development the focus of the policy of a country should be altered. This can be done using knowledge of societal complexity and the Compram methodology for policy making.

About the Speaker

Prof. Dr. Dorien J. DeTombe studied social science and computer science. She is the founder of the field of Methodology of Societal Complexity. She developed the COMPRAM Methodology (COMplex PRoblem hAndling Method).  The COMPRAM methodology is selected by the OECD (July 2006) to handle Global Safety. She is a member of many scientific boards. She is a regular referee for conferences and journals in her field. She is an international  recognized researcher in her field. She worked for many years at Utrecht University and at Delft University of Technology in  The Netherlands. She is professor at the Sichuan University Chengdu China.

Dorien J. DeTombe published many articles and books on the subject of Methodology of Societal Complexity. Her research subject is policy making for complex societal problems, like floods, disasters, risks, climate change, credit crisis, future planning, agricultural issues, Tsunami’s and terrorism.

She gives lectures on the subject of Methodology of Societal Complexity  as Visiting Professor and at Conferences all over the world.

She organizes yearly conferences on the topic of Methodology of Societal Complexity. She is editor of several journals.

Dorien J. DeTombe is chair of  the  International Society on Methodology of Societal Complexity  the Operational Research Euro Working Group on Methodology of Societal Complexity Societal, the West-Euro Working Group on Methodology of Societal Complexity, chair of the and of the Dutch Research Group (Nosmo) Complex Societal Problems & Issues. She is secretary of the Nosmo Simulation Research Group.

Prof.  Dr. Dorien  DeTombe (MSc. Ph.D.)
Sichuan University, Chengdu, P.R. China
Chair International Research Society on
Methodology of Societal Complexity
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
Tel: +31 20 6927526