Management in the Age of Digital Business Complexity focuses on how the digital age is changing management and vastly speeding up complexity dynamics.
The recent coevolution of technologies has dramatically changed in just a few years how people and firms learn, communicate, and behave. Consequently, the process of how firms coevolve and the speed at which they coevolve has been dramatically changed in the digital age, and managerial methods are lagging way behind. Combining his own expertise with that of a number of specialist and international co-authors, McKelvey conveys how companies that fall behind digitally can quickly be driven out of business.
The book has been created for academics seeking to upgrade management thinking into the modern digital age and vastly improve the change capabilities of firms facing digital-oriented competition.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors; Chapter 1: Managing the Consequences of Digital Networks & Accelerated Complexity Dynamics in Digital-Business Ecosystems, Bill McKelvey; Chapter 2: Rescuing Economics and Management from Darwin’s Evolution Via Death and Replacement by the Baldwin Effect: Learning During a Lifetime, Bill McKelvey and Cera Oh; Chapter 3: Why Lamarck Dominates Darwin in Explaining Organizational Change and Evolution, Tammy Madsen and Bill McKelvey; Chapter 4: "Simple Rules" for Improving Digital Corporate IQ: Basic Lessons from Complexity Science, Bill McKelvey; Chapter 5: Digital Dynamic Capabilities, Maria Paz Salmador Sanchez, Renata Kaminska and Bill McKelvey; Chapter 6: Understanding Value Conflict Between Business and Society: A New Perspective from Neuro and Complexity Sciences, Elena Goryunova and Bill McKelvey; Chapter 7: A Digital Perspective About How Complexity Science Pushes Firms into the Stochastic Frontier, Maria Paz Salmador Sanchez and Bill McKelvey; Chapter 8: Using Crowd-Wisdom via Crowdsourcing: Proof-Of-Concept of an Efficient Digital-Strategy in the Age of Digital Business Complexity, Nadine Escoffier and Bill McKelvey; Index
Bill McKelvey was a Professor of Strategic Organizing and Complexity Science at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.