In this short paper, we try to outline a basic definition of what we mean by the practice of management. Which we talk about as the activity of organizing or arranging people or things so as to achieve some desired functional outcome
This paper looks at the idea of emergence, a central topic within systems theory; how through the synergistic interaction of the individuals within the organization we get the emergence of global behavior and structure that is qua
System dynamics is one modeling language from systems theory that is used in the management of large complex systems in order to try and capture these local causal links and how their interactions over time give rise to long-term patterns of behavior.
In this paper, we look at the foundations of complexity management by talking about the two different paradigms, synthesis and analysis, where analysis involves modeling something in terms of its constituent parts and their linear interactions
Interdependence is a key characteristic of complex organizations of all kind and in this paper we discuss how independence and interdependence create very different dynamics, what are called in game theory, zero and nonzero-sum games.
In this paper, we look at the process of self-organization where organization emerges out of local interactions. We firstly give some context to this research by talking about the rise of information technology as an enabler of peer-to-peer interactions