Advancing complexity theory into the human domain

B.M. Simpson, K.A. Richardson (Editor)

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationManaging Organizational Complexity: Philosophy, Theory and Application
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2005

    Publication series

    NameManaging the Complex
    PublisherInformation Age Publishing


    • managing complexity
    • organization


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