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Advancing complexity theory into the human domain

Simpson, B.M. (2005) Advancing complexity theory into the human domain. In: Managing Organizational Complexity: Philosophy, Theory and Application. Managing the Complex, 1 . Information Age Publishing, United States, pp. 93-106. ISBN 1-59311-318-8

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Abstract

In introducing this first volume of a series exploring issues in managing complexity, Richardson (Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence) contends that no one has yet developed a reliable skill set for learning from the "noise" of complex systems. In 30 papers, multidisciplinary international contributors analyze complex organizations, characterized as open systems with nonlinear relationships, from diverse paradigms including evolutionary philosophy and enterprise self-reproduction. Applications, illustrated in case studies, include group decision support systems and a transition strategy model.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 9614
Keywords: managing complexity, organization, Management. Industrial Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 09:36
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:52
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/9614

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