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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|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|
|Deposited On:||17 Jan 2012 21:54|
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