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1st Edition

Organizations and Complex Adaptive Systems




ISBN 9781032022932
Published May 23, 2022 by Routledge
60 Pages

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Book Description

Organizations and Complex Adaptive Systems explains complexity theory within the organizational studies and discusses the applicability of complex adaptive systems principles for intraorganizational and interorganizational levels.

Complex adaptive systems and complexity theory have been studied in many different fields of science. When studying the application of complex adaptive systems within social sciences, not many are seen in real terms in contrary to the myriads of theories and propositions available. The complex adaptive systems perspective is presented in quantitative terms in natural sciences, but a quantitative approach has not been used within social sciences a lot comparatively. This book links the basics of complex adaptive systems to social sciences, focusing on organizational studies and covering interorganizational, organizational, and individual levels.

It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest to researchers, academics, managers, and students in the fields of management, organizational theory and behavior, and strategic management.

Table of Contents

1. System 
 Organizational Level 
  Individuals 
  Agents 
  Schemata 
  Behavior 
 Interorganizational Level 
  Clusters 
  Networks 
  Districts 
  Other Agglomerations 
2. Complexity
 Organizational Adaptation
 Interorganizational complexity
 
3. Adaptation 
 Organizational Adaptation 
 Interorganizational Adaptation
 
4. Application of CAS Perspective in Organizations 
 Case 1- Organization and Customer Relationship 
 Case 2- The Overconfidence of the Organization 
 Case 3- The Customer Service Problem 
 Case 4- Top Management and the Technical Team 
 Case 5- Too Much Paperwork and Agility
 

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Biography

Mahsa Fidanboy received her Ph.D. in Management and Organization from Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Social Sciences Institute, and is a professional consultant with Fidanboy Consulting, Turkey.