The science of complexity: An alternative perspective for strategic change processes

@article{Stacey1995TheSO,
  title={The science of complexity: An alternative perspective for strategic change processes},
  author={R. Stacey},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={16},
  pages={477-495}
}
  • R. Stacey
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • The two perspectives of strategy process most firmly established in the literature—strategic choice and ecology—assume the same about system dynamics: negative feedback processes driving successful systems (individual organizations or populations of organizations) toward predictable equilibrium states of adaptation to the environment. This paper proposes a third perspective, that of complex adaptive systems. The framework is provided by the modern science of complexity: the study of nonlinear… CONTINUE READING

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