Complexity and Organizational Reality 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0415556473
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Praise for the previous edition:

'The strength of this book is that it gives a framework for the assessment of much of the writing that has been done applying chaos theory, complexity and complex adaptive systems theory to management.' - Tim Haslett, Monash University

'In a world that is discovering the power of the application of complexity to the day-to-day life of organizations, this book offers a solid rock foundation. It gives all of us as practitioners a language on which to build our specific application of the theory to practice. It is a book that every executive concerned with the sustainability of a corporation's success can use, ranging from dotcom to traditional government organizations.' - Dr. Alberto Bazzan, Leadership Development Leader at the World Bank Group, Washington DC and former Director of Leadership Development for IBM in Europe, Middle East and Africa

'I think this book represents a remarkable synthesis and depth of reflection. What [the authors] have done in this text is to clarify all the different strands of work that have been going on, by looking at their foundations. They have really encompassed an enormous range of work, both in evolutionary thinking in management, and explained clearly the fundamental limitations in the approaches.' - Professor Peter Allen, Head of the Complex Systems Management Centre, Cranfield School of Management, UK

'This book is the first I know of to step firmly into the new space of creative participation that has been revealed by the Sciences of Complexity, showing clearly why it is necessary to move the limitations of systems thinking in order to engage with the full creative potential of life in relationship. It is a remarkable achievement that uniquely combines the philosophical depth, the psychological insight, and the practical experience that the authors have gained through direct engagement with the issues that puzzle, confuse, and frustrate people working at all levels or corporate life. It is liberating to read a text that tries to make sense of the paradoxes of creative living. - Professor Brian Goodwin, Schumacher College

About the Author

Ralph Stacey is Professor of Management and Director of the Doctor of Management Program at the Business School of the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

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  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Paperback : 264 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0415556473
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0415556477
  • Product Dimensions : 6.85 x 0.6 x 9.69 inches
  • Publisher : Routledge; 2nd edition (February 3, 2010)
  • Language: : English
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