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Complexity, Learning and Organizations

A Quantum Interpretation of Business, 1st Edition

By Walter R.J. Baets

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214 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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This fascinating book argues for a new way of looking at the world and at human systems, companies or (Western) society as a whole. Walter R.J. Baets argues that we should let go of our drive to control, manage and organize, in order to be able to create an ideal environment for continuous learning, both for ourselves and for our collaborators.

Arguing in favour of a holistic management approach, and very much in opposition to the short-term shareholder value driven approaches that are popular today, Baets’ book develops a logic founded in real life observations, examples and cases that every reader will recognize in their daily practice. It guides the reader to understand an alternative paradigm and allows them finally to be able to work with the dynamics of business on a daily basis.

A must-read for students of complexity, strategy and organizational behaviour, this well-researched, well-argued book skilfully guides the reader through this interesting subject.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. We, Humans 2. Paradigms, Truth and Postmodernism 3. The Underlying Theory: A New Paradigm 4. Gödel for Beginners: The Concept of Self Reference 5. Knowledge and Learning 6. The Learning Manager 7. Does our Society ever Learn? 8. The Quantum Interpretation 9. Quantum Economics or the Quantum Interpretation of Management 10. Let Us Start Learning Now: What Can You Do Yourself? Epilogue

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS063000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
BUS085000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior