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Managing Complexity in Organizations: A View in Many Directions (Hardback)
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Managing Complexity in Organizations: A View in Many Directions (Hardback)

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Hardback 424 Pages / Published: 30/12/1999
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Lissack and Gunz have gathered many of the leading practitioners from the science of complexity and its emerging applications to management-to give us an up-to-date, comprehensive understanding of this important new field and how it can change the way we think about the organizations. Complex systems, which consist of many interacting entities and exhibit properties such as self-organization, evolution, and constant novelty, exist in all domains of our world. The metaphors and models derived from complexity, say Lissack and Gunz, can be used to make sense of these systems and help managers shape them. The three chapters in Part I introduce the topic of complexity science and how it relates to modern management practice, providing a context for the section on strategy, creativity, communications, and applications that follow. Part II examines strategy from a complexity perspective and complexity from a strategy perspective. In Part III the authors look at the intersection of complexity, creativity, and communication. Part IV on applications, examines how complexity-influenced theories of management actually affect routine management practice. Throughout, the book makes clear that what worked in a simpler, clearer world will not work today. State of the art yet basic enough to remain timely well into the future, this book will prove indispensable for organization decision makers everywhere and their academic colleagues.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781567202854
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 769 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


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"A collection of 18 insightful, conceptual papers written by leading practitioners from the science of complexity and its applications to management, offering a new framework for understanding organization....Absorbing and highly informative, Highly recommended."-Stern's Management Review/Stern's Sourcefinder
?A collection of 18 insightful, conceptual papers written by leading practitioners from the science of complexity and its applications to management, offering a new framework for understanding organization....Absorbing and highly informative, Highly recommended.?-Stern's Management Review/Stern's Sourcefinder

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