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Organizations As Adaptive Systems in Complex Environments: the Case of China
This paper treats organizations as adaptive systems that have to match the complexity of their environments with the outlines of a possible agenda for future research, focusing on the investigation of complexity handling modes and the contingencies which may bear upon the choice between them.
Entrepreneurship in Russia and China: The Impact of Formal Institutional Voids
Transition economies are often characterized by underdeveloped formal institutions, often resulting in an unstable environment and creating a void usually filled by informal ones. Entrepreneurs in
Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy
Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Information Perspective 3. The Information Space (I-Space) 4. The Paradox of Value 5. Neoclassical versus Schumpeterian Orientation to Learning 6. Culture as a
Information space : a framework for learning in organizations, institutions and culture
List of Figures, tables. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Orienting Thoughts on Information. 2. The Structuring of Information. 3. The Sharing of Information. 4. Dynamic Behaviour: The
Which Way through the Open Door? Reflections on the Internationalization of Chinese Firms
Received internationalization theory argues that firms occupy domestic space before going abroad; in other words, large, oligopolistic firms are most likely to internationalize. The experience of
The Iron Law of Fiefs: Bureaucratic Failure and the Problem of Governance in the Chinese Economic Reforms
The authors wish to acknowledge the helpful comments of Professor Tom Lupton and the ASO editor and anonymous reviewers. This paper argues that the current markets and hierarchies framework of
Information Space
From the Publisher: Max Boisot divides his time between the new Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge, ESADE management school in Barcelona, and various consultancy projects around the world.
Integrating Modernist and Postmodernist Perspectives on Organizations: A Complexity Science Bridge
Competition between modernism and postmodernism has not been fruitful, and management researchers are divided in their preference, thereby undermining the legitimacy of truth claims in the field as a