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Knowledge : building on the work of Max Boisot

Author: John Child; Martin A Ihrig
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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The book presents and reviews the ideas of Max Boisot, one of the most original thinkers in organization theory over the last 30 years. It includes Boisot's seminal works on knowledge, information,  Read more...

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Named Person: Max Boisot; Max Boisot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Child; Martin A Ihrig
ISBN: 0199669163 9780199669165
OCLC Number: 988823121
Description: 288 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the stage. Max Boisot and the dynamic evolution of knowledge / Martin Ihrig and John Child --
Analyses of the Chinese system. From fiefs to clans and network capitalism : explaining China's emerging economic order / Max Boisot and John Child ; Analyses of the Chinese system / John Child --
Organizational complexity. Extreme outcomes, connectivity, and power laws : towards an econophysics of organization / Max Boisot and Bill McKelvey ; Reflecting on Max Boisot's Ashby space applied to complexity management / Bill McKelvey --
The strategic management of knowledge. The creation and sharing of knowledge / Max Boisot ; The strategic management of knowledge / Martin Ihrig and Ian MacMillan --
Knowledge in big science. Generating knowledge in a connected world : the case of the ALTAS experiment at CERN / Max Boisot ; Knowledge in big science / Agustí Canals --
Innovations in education. Chinese boxes and learning cubes : action learning in a cross-cultural context / Max Boisot and Michel Fiol ; Innovations in education / Dana Kaminstein and John Child --
Concluding reflections. The I-space as a key to history and to culture / Gordon Redding ; The three phases of Max Boisot's theorizing / John-Christopher Spender ; Writing with Max Boisot / Marshall Meyer ; Remembering Max Boisot : recollections of a gifted intellect at work / Ron Sanchez ; I-space and the value of basic research / Markus Nordberg ; Boisot and the God particle / Marzio Nessi ; Conclusion and outlook / John Child and Martin Ihrig.
Responsibility: edited by John Child and Martin Ihrig.

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For those of us who had the pleasure of knowing Max, he was one of the most creative and original of people. He had an extraordinary ability to understand how things were actually working and to Read more...

 
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