Complexity Management and the Dynamics of Change

Author: Elizabeth McMillan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134115113
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The insights of complexity science can allow today’s managers to embrace the challenges and uncertainty of the twenty-first century, and successfully oversee organizational change and development. Elizabeth McMillan's book brings these ideas into perspective by: outlining the historical relationship between science and organizations reviewing current perspectives on organizational change and best practice citing real-life examples of the use of complexity science ideas discussing issues which may arise when using ideas from complexity. Written in an accessible style to bridge the gap from scientific theory to commercial applicability, this text shows how organizations can become more effective, democratic and sustainable through complexity science.

Complexity Management and the Dynamics of Change

Author: Elizabeth M. McMillan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415417211
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In this profoundly important text, Elizabeth McMillan shows how the insights of complexity science can allow today's managers to embrace the challenges and uncertainty of the twenty-first century, and successfully oversee organizational change and development. Complexity science refers to the study of complex adaptive systems. These can absorb information, learn and then intelligently adapt in response to environmental changes. This book brings these ideas into an important new arena by: outlining the historical relationship between science and organizations; reviewing current perspectives on organizational change and best practice; citing real-life examples of the use of complexity science ideas; and discussing issues which may arise when using ideas from complexity.Written in an accessible style to bridge the gap from scientific theory to commercial applicability, this ground breaking text shows how organizations can become more effective, democratic and sustainable through complexity science. It is a key text for all students of business and management, and all practitioners working in the field.

Kosten und zeiteffizienter Wandel von Produktionssystemen

Author: Frank Ehrenmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658091495
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Frank Ehrenmann entwickelt einen innovativen Ansatz zur Förderung eines kosten- und zeiteffizienten Wandels von Produktionsnetzwerken, da deren Wettbewerbsfähigkeit immer stärker von der Effizienz ihrer Veränderungsprozesse abhängt. Auf Grundlage einer Analyse der theoretischen Erklärungsansätze zum Netzwerkwandel sowie einer empirischen Bestandsaufnahme der Erfolgsdeterminanten des Managements des Wandels werden im Rahmen der Arbeit zwei generische Change Management-Sparten entwickelt. Es wird veranschaulicht, wie sich die heterogenen Change Management-Bausteine zu einem leistungsfähigeren Hybrid-Ansatz kombinieren lassen. Auf Basis einer Kostenanalyse der Change Management-Sparten werden unterschiedliche Maßnahmen des Fixkostenmanagements diskutiert, die einen kosteneffizienten Wandel fördern.

Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences

Author: Erçetin, ?efika ?ule
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522501495
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The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics, management, and education, has also recently taken root in the social sciences. As a method of analyzing the way in which the digital age has connected society more than ever, chaos and complexity theory serves as a tactic to tie world events and cope with the information overload that is associated with heightened social connectivity. The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, economics, and education. Presenting diverse research-based perspectives on mathematical patterns in the world system, this publication is an essential reference source for scholars, researchers, mathematicians, social theorists, and graduate-level students in a variety of disciplines.

From Complexity to Simplicity

Author: S. Collinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137006226
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Complexity is slowing companies down, costing them on average 10% of their profits. Based on cutting-edge research, this practical 'how to' guide will show businesses how to remove complexity to boost profits and morale.

Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics

Author: Ralph D. Stacey
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273708117
Format: PDF
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Challenges the conceptual orthodoxy of planned strategy, focusing instead on the influence of more complex and unstable forces in the development of strategy. This book covers such issues as the links between micro and macro-level activities in the organisation; the treatment of ethics and values in strategic management; and more.

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Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783598694523
Format: PDF
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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Science and Policy in Natural Resource Management

Author: Helen E. Allison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458604
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This book was first published in 2006. Despite many well-intentioned policies and changes to management practices, the world's natural resources continue to decline. The roles and interplay between science and policy in the regional broadacre agriculture landscape are examined here, offering readers a thorough understanding of the complex interactions that occur across spatial scales to produce the regional-scale impacts. The fundamental causes of resource degradation, social decline and environmental pollution are addressed, examining the cross-scale drivers from the individual farm level to the global level of commodity systems. Broadacre agriculture is a common land use throughout all continents of the world and is driven by the same type of dynamics, and this case study of the Western Australia agricultural region can be used to clearly demonstrate the principles for other agricultural systems. Aimed at academics, ranging from researchers through to policy analysts, this book will inspire innovation and action in sustainable natural resource management.

The SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management

Author: Peter Allen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209741
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management is the first substantive scholarly work to provide a map of the state of art research in the growing field emerging at the intersection of complexity science and management studies. Edited and written by internationally respected scholars from management and related disciplines, the Handbook will be the definitive reference source for understanding the implications of complexity science for management research and practice. Part One: Foundations introduces complexity science and its implications for the foundations of scientific knowledge, including management knowledge. Part Two: Applications presents the numerous ways in which complexity science models and tools, as well as complexity thinking, are being applied to management and organizational phenomena and the insights gained as a result. Part Three: Interfaces highlights how complexity science is transforming various non-management fields and, in so doing, creating exciting interfaces for bridging between management and related disciplines.

Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice

Author: Andy Lock
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191625744
Format: PDF
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For an endeavour that is largely based on conversation it may seem obvious to suggest that psychotherapy is discursive. After all, therapists and clients primarily use talk, or forms of discourse, to accomplish therapeutic aims. However, talk or discourse has usually been seen as secondary to the actual business of therapy - a necessary conduit for exhanging information between therapist and client, but seldom more. Psychotherapy primarily developed by mapping particular experiential domains in ways responsive to human intervention. Only recently though has the role that discourse plays been recognized as a focus in itself for analysis and intervention. Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice presents an overview of discursive perspectives in therapy, along with an account of their conceptual underpinnings. The book starts by setting out the case for a discursive and relational approach to therapy by justaposing it to the tradition that that leads to the diagnostic approach of the DSM-V and medical psychiatry. It then presents a thorough review of a range of innovative discursive methods, each presented by an authority in their respective area. The book shows how discursive therapies can help people construct a better sense of their world, and move beyond the constraints caused by the cultural preconceptions, opinions, and values the client has about the world. The book makes a unique contribution to the philosophy and psychiatry literature in examining both the philosophical bases of discursive therapy, whilst also showing how discursive perspectives can be applied in real therapeutic situations. The book will be of great value and interest to psychotherapists and psychiatrists wishing to understand, explore, and apply these innovative techniques.