1st Edition

Organizations and Complex Adaptive Systems

By Mahsa Fidanboy Copyright 2022
    60 Pages
    by Routledge

    60 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. System 
     Organizational Level 
     Interorganizational Level 
      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


    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.