Complexity Theory and Organization Science

  title={Complexity Theory and Organization Science},
  author={Philip Anderson and Adrian F Tuck},
Complex organizations exhibit surprising, nonlinear behavior. Although organization scientists have studied complex organizations for many years, a developing set of conceptual and computational tools makes possible new approaches to modeling nonlinear interactions within and between organizations. Complex adaptive system models represent a genuinely new way of simplifying the complex. They are characterized by four key elements: agents with schemata, self-organizing networks sustained by… CONTINUE READING
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