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Title Complexity and organization : readings and conversations / edited by Robert MacIntosh ... [and others]
Published London : Routledge, 2006


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Description x, 299 pages
Contents 1. Chaos theory and strategy : theory, application, and managerial implications / David Levy -- 2. Conditioned emergence : a dissipative structures approach to transformation / Robert MacIntosh and Donald MacLean -- 3. Surfing the edge of chaos / Richard T. Pascale -- 4. The science of complexity : an alternative perspective for strategic change processes / Ralph Stacey -- 5. Chaos and the strange attractor of meaning / Margaret J. Wheatley -- 6. Evolving complexity in social science / Peter M. Allen -- 7. Speaking of complexity in management theory and practice / Douglas Griffin, Patricia Shaw and Ralph Stacey -- 8. Emergence : a construct amid a thicket of conceptual snares / Jeffrey Goldstein -- 9. From complexity science to complex thinking : organization as simple location / Robert Chia -- 10. Learning as an activity of interdependent people / Ralph Stacey
11. Complex thinking, complex practice : the case for a narrative approach to organizational complexity / Haridimos Tsoukas and Mary Jo Hatch
Summary "Since the mid-1990s, complexity-based thinking has exerted increasing, yet somewhat controversial, influence over management theory and practice. This has in some part been due to the influence of a number of high-profile articles and the not inconsiderable hype which accompanied them. Another feature of the subject's development has been the diversity of the origins of the thinking and the claims which have been made for it in terms of managerial and organizational implications." "Complexity and Organization is the first text to bring this thinking together, presenting some of the most influential writing in the field and showing how the subject has emerged, developed and continues to influence managerial thinking."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Management.
Complex organizations -- Management.
Complexity (Philosophy)
Author MacIntosh, Robert.
LC no. 2005018893
ISBN 9780415352406 hardback
0415352401 hardback
9780415352413 paperback
041535241X paperback