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The chaos frontier : creative strategic control for business

Author: Ralph D Stacey
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth Heinemann, 1993, ©1991.
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This volume applies the theories of scientific chaos and self-organization to management, and demonstrates that successful business organizations develop and control over the long-term through an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph D Stacey
ISBN: 0750609508 9780750609500
OCLC Number: 30021809
Description: xi, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 The concerns of dynamic management: goals, behaviour and change; relationship between control form and change situation; the mechanisms driving business development. Part 2 Today's most prominent management models: rational planning, entrepreneurial enthusiasm and political power; today's models - a limited understanding of management dynamics. Part 3 Scientific chaos and dynamic management: what scientific chaos means for managers; implications of chaos for controlling and developiing a business; strategic "control" is organizational learning; strategic "control" is spontaneous political choice; strategic "control" is creative exploration. Part 4 Management choice and action: chaos - a different perspective for action; management intervention and strategic "control".
Responsibility: Ralph D. Stacey.

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