Complexity Management and the Dynamics of Change

Author: Elizabeth McMillan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134115121
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Kosten und zeiteffizienter Wandel von Produktionssystemen

Author: Frank Ehrenmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658091495
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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, ePub
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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.

Complexity Organizations and Change

Author: Elizabeth McMillan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134379854
Format: PDF, Docs
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Complexity science has seriously challenged long-held views in the scientific community about how the world works. These ideas, particularly about the living world, also have radical and profound implications for organizations and society as a whole. Available in paperback for the first time, this insightful book describes and considers ideas from complexity science and examines their use in organizations, especially in bringing about major organizational change. Author McMillan explores how organizations, their design, the way they operate and, importantly, the people who co-create them, are thought of. Explaining the history and development of complexity science in an accessible way for the non-scientific reader, this outstanding book describes key concepts and their use in theory and practice. Illustrated with real-life examples from organizations in the UK, Europe and the USA, the book includes an in-depth case study of an organization which used complexity principles as part of a strategic change intervention. From this, useful models for introducing a complexity-based change process are derived. Complexity, Organizations and Change will appeal to academics, researchers and advanced students who are interested in complexity science and what it means for strategy, organization and management theory and organizational change.

Managing Change in the Public Services

Author: Mike Wallace
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172738
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores the management of change to improve public service effectiveness. It breaks new ground in addressing why public service change is becoming increasingly complex to manage, how people cope with this new complexity, what implications arise for improving policy and practice, and which avenues for further research and theory-building look particularly promising. The contributors are all leading researchers from the USA, Canada and the UK. Together they provide a synthesis of state-of-the-art thinking on the complex change process in Anglo-American contexts, policy-making for public service reform that generates managerial complexity, and practice in service organizations to improve provision. Special reference is made to education and health: the largest and most complex of the public services. The analysis has wider relevance for other public services and national contexts. Managing Change in the Public Services is essential reading for all concerned with public service improvement - leaders and managers in service organizations, administrators, trainers, advisers and consultants who support the management of change, policy-makers and public servants, and advanced course students and academics. The book also offers general insights for the theory and practice of managing organizational and systemic change.

Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics

Author: Ralph D. Stacey
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273658986
Format: PDF
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In this fourth edition, the author continues to question the view that organizations operate and succeed in relatively stable environments. He argues that they must create new perspectives and learn from the chaos within which they operate.

Science and Policy in Natural Resource Management

Author: Helen E. Allison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458604
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.