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Complexity Theory
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Complexity Management Overview

In this paper, we give a high-level overview of the domain of complexity management. We can understand complexity management as the application of complexity theory to the practice of management....

Generalizing Game Theory

Game theoretic concepts apply whenever the actions of several agents are interdependent. These agents may be individuals, groups, firms, or any combination of these. The concepts of game theory provide a language to formulate,...

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Complexity Economics An Overview

Complexity economics is a new approach to economic science that uses models from complexity theory to look at and model the economy as a complex adaptive system...

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Complex Systems Key Features

In this short paper, we will be trying to give a clear outline to some of the basic concepts within complexity theory and the difference between simple linear systems and complex systems....

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Emergent Organizations

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...

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System Dynamics An Overview

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...

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System Thinking Management

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...

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Collaborative Organizations

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...

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Self-Organizationing Teams

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...

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Network Organizations

With the rise of connectivity, we are creating new forms of organization within our economies, both on the institutional and physical level. Institutionally we are seeing the rise of networked...

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Platform Organizations

Complex systems are fundamentally open systems, that is to say, that they have such a high level of connection and exchange with their environment that we can no longer define and manage them in...

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Agile Project Management

Only 35 percent of projects are successful - delivered on time, on budget and with full scope of features and functions - 46 percent are challenged - the project is completed and the new...

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The Nature of Wicked Problems

With developed economies reaching the end of the process of industrialization we have witnessed the rise of new forms of highly complex challenges that have moved to the forefront of social concerns....

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Complex Projects

"For organizations to survive and thrive in today's global economy, they must find ways to dramatically improve the performance of large-scale projects."...

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Volatility

The rapid pace of change within the global economy has been driven largely by technological development, as the rate of technological innovation has greatly increased over the past few decades...

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The VUCA World

A basic premise of complexity management would be that over the past few decades with the rise of information technology, financialization, globalization, and sustainability the world has gone...

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Inclusive Economy

Inclusivity is an inherent part of achieving sustainability. To be sustainable a system has to be open to and harness all of the resources available to it. To effectively manage a complex system...

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Service Dematerialization

At the heart of the challenge of sustainable development is the challenge of decoupling economic growth from an increased demand for more resources; doing this is called decoupling...

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Full Cost Economy

Full cost accounting refers to accounting for the complete cost or benefit of some product or service in terms of its social, economic and environmental impacts. It represents an expansion of our...

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Government As a Platform

We live in interesting times, one that is often contextualized as being a transition period as on the one hand our traditional industrial age systems of organization reach the end of their life...

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Environmental Management

Within the course of just a few decades we have transitioned from being a small world on a big planet to being a big world on a small planet, an extraordinary transformation. A switch from making...