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Complexity and Creativity in Organizations
This text seeks to demonstrate what leadership means in an environment where complete control is not possible. Explaining what self-organization means in human systems, it provides a model of theExpand
Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics: The Challenge of Complexity
1. The Nature of Strategy and Organisational Change Part 1. Orthodox Perspectives on Strategy and Organisational Dynamics 2. The Foundations of Strategic Choice Theory: Cybernetic Systems andExpand
Complex Responsive Processes in Organizations: Learning and Knowledge Creation
Introduction - can learning and knowledge creation in organizations really be managed?. Part 1 The Foundations of Mainstream Views on Learning and Knowledge Creation in Organizations: SystemsExpand
The science of complexity: An alternative perspective for strategic change processes
A third perspective, that of complex adaptive systems, is proposed, characterized by positive and negative feedback as systems coevolve far from equilibrium, in a self‐organizing manner, toward unpredictable long‐term outcomes. Expand
Complexity and Management: Fad or Radical Challenge to Systems Thinking?
This fascinating book covers issues such as predictability, creativity and relationships as it considers how complexity, and its central principles of emergence and self-organization, are being used to understand organizations. Expand
Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics
1.The nature of strategy PART ONE THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: CHANGE, DECISION MAKING AND CONTROL 2.The nature of change and its implications for decision making and control 3.Ordinary andExpand
Managing the unknowable : strategic boundaries between order and chaos in organizations
Preface. The Author. New Mind--Sets for Managing the Future. The Failure of Conventional Management: Using Orderly Strategies in a Disorderly World. Stable Instability: Creating theExpand
Complexity and Group Processes: A Radically Social Understanding of Individuals
Part I: Social Selves and Group Processes: Taking the Perspective of Complex Responsive Processes. The Social Evolution of the Person. Complexity and Group Processes. The Fundamental Importance ofExpand
Learning as an activity of interdependent people
This paper argues that to talk about organisations learning is to reify and anthropomorphise organisations. Instead of thinking of an organisation as if it were a thing or a person it is closer toExpand