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The Edge of Organization : Chaos and Complexity Theories of Formal Social Systems.

Author: Dr Russ Marion
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Russ Marion describes formal and social organizations from the perspective of chaos and complexity theories. The book is generously illustrated and includes references plus an annotated bibliography.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dr Russ Marion
ISBN: 9781452263762 1452263760
OCLC Number: 809773813
Description: 1 online resource (375 pages)
Contents: The Edge of OrganizationChaos and OrganizationOrganization at the EdgeShifting Historical Premises to the Edge of ChaosA Nonlinear Redaction of Open SystemsStructural Contingency Theory Differentiation and AwarenessFootprints of Complexity The Nature of OrderResource Dependency The Emergence of OrderOrganizations in Wonderland Enacted EnvironmentCoupling at the EdgeDarwin and Organizations, Goats and MonkeysPushing the Envelope Limiting Organizational ExpansionChanging Complex OrganizationsStability and Change at the EdgeResearching Social Chaos and ComplexityEpilogue on Einstein's Island

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This readable and comprehensive book overviews the new sciences of chaos and complexity. The author describes formal and social organizations from the perspective of chaos and complexity theories.  Read more...

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