Insights from complexity for organisations

Whitty, Jon (2011) Insights from complexity for organisations. In: Building Business Communities: Justice, Performance and Change Creating a Sustainable Scholarly Community Colloquia, 9 Nov 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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Discussing complexity is, well...complex. Complexity science is a broad term used by a field of study that attempts to explain the behaviour of complex adaptive systems such as ecosystems, cities, living organisms, organisations, and more. It embraces the topics of chaos and emergence, which in turn further comprise subjects such as fractal dimensions, bifurcation, and the non-linear effects of simple local rules, game theory, networks, and evolution. The intention of this paper is, by way of various examples of complex behaviour, to gain important insights from what can loosely be called complexity and apply them to the current organisational environment.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference - Paper 17. Authors retain copyright. Abstract only is available; full paper is not available.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: organisational behaviour; management behaviour
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220302 Decision Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20616

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