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The Resource Complexity and management : fad or radical challenge to systems thinking?, Ralph D. Stacey, Douglas Griffin and Patricia Shaw

Complexity and management : fad or radical challenge to systems thinking?, Ralph D. Stacey, Douglas Griffin and Patricia Shaw

Label
Complexity and management : fad or radical challenge to systems thinking?
Title
Complexity and management
Title remainder
fad or radical challenge to systems thinking?
Statement of responsibility
Ralph D. Stacey, Douglas Griffin and Patricia Shaw
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The authors look carefully at the theoretical foundations of the ways the complexity sciences are being used to understand the sources of stability and change in organizations. As well as offering a thorough critique of the different ways in which complexity thinking is being taken up, this book, the first of a series, lays the ground for a new project. This project, which goes to the roots of Western thought, understands organizations as complex responsive processes of relating. It draws on the complexity sciences as a source domain of analogies, interpreting them through a relationship psychology that draws on the tradition of Hegel, Mead and Elias
  • The authors show how complexity thinking focuses attention on the emergence of genuine novelty in everyday processes of communicative action." "This book is essential reading for anyone interested in strategy, organization and management theory, and organizational change."--Jacket
  • "The authors look carefully at the theoretical foundations of the ways the complexity sciences are being used to understand the sources of stability and change in organizations. As well as offering a thorough critique of the different ways in which complexity thinking is being taken up, this book, the first of a series, lays the ground for a new project. This project, which goes to the roots of Western thought, understands organizations as complex responsive processes of relating. It draws on the complexity sciences as a source domain of analogies, interpreting them through a relationship psychology that draws on the tradition of Hegel, Mead and Elias. The authors show how complexity thinking focuses attention on the emergence of genuine novelty in everyday processes of communicative action." "This book is essential reading for anyone interested in strategy, organization and management theory, and organizational change."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stacey, Ralph D
Dewey number
658.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.9
LC item number
.S735 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Griffin, Douglas
  • Shaw, Patricia
Series statement
Complexity and emergence in organizations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Complex organizations
  • Interorganizational relations
  • Organizational change
  • System analysis
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Industrial management
Label
Complexity and management : fad or radical challenge to systems thinking?, Ralph D. Stacey, Douglas Griffin and Patricia Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: getting things done in organizations -- 2. The age-old question of stability and change -- 3. Moving toward an unknowable future -- 4. Limits of systems thinking: focusing on knowable futures -- 5. How the complexity sciences deal with the future -- 6. Complexity and the emergencey of novelty -- 7. Differing views on complexity in organizations -- 8. Complexity and human action -- 9. Getting things done in organizations: from systems to complex respoinsive processes
Control code
44768934
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780415247610
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00062574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Complexity and management : fad or radical challenge to systems thinking?, Ralph D. Stacey, Douglas Griffin and Patricia Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: getting things done in organizations -- 2. The age-old question of stability and change -- 3. Moving toward an unknowable future -- 4. Limits of systems thinking: focusing on knowable futures -- 5. How the complexity sciences deal with the future -- 6. Complexity and the emergencey of novelty -- 7. Differing views on complexity in organizations -- 8. Complexity and human action -- 9. Getting things done in organizations: from systems to complex respoinsive processes
Control code
44768934
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9780415247610
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00062574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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