A systems analysis technique used to determine which inputs are necessary to obtain some pre-defined outputs.
W. LEONTIEFF's input-output matrixes, for instance, are tools for means-ends analysis. Of course, means-ends analysis is just that: it does not show whether it is useful or sensical to use such inputs in order to obtain such outputs. It does not give for example, any information about any kind of possible side-effects, as for instance unexpected environmental or social nocive outcomes, or financial problems.
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