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Harnessing Complexity

Harnessing Complexity

Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier

by Robert Axelrod and Michael Cohen
Paperback / softback
Publication Date: 12/07/2001
  $51.95
A state-of-the-art guide to the new field of complexity-the tool leaders use to understand how people and organizations adapt in a world of rapid change.. Harnessing Complexity will be indispensable to anyone who wants to better comprehend how people and organizations can adapt effectively in the information age. This book is a step-by-step guide to understanding the processes of variation, interaction, and selection that are at work in all organizations. The authors show how to use their own paradigm of "bottom up" management, the Complex Adaptive System-whether in science, public policy, or private commerce. This simple model of how people work together will change forever how we think about getting things done in a group."Harnessing Complexity distills the managerial essence of current research on complexity.A very valuable contribution to the emerging theory of competition and competitive advantage. "-C.K. Prahalad, University of Michigan, coauthor of Competing for the Future"A brilliant exposition that demystifies both the theory and use of Complex Adaptive Systems."-John Seely Brown, Xerox Corporation and Palo Alto Research Center
ISBN:
9780465005505
9780465005505
Category:
Organizational theory & behaviour
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
12-07-2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
204x158x13mm
Weight:
0.22kg

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