Complex Responsive Processes in Organizations [NOOK Book]

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Stacey's work examines how the 'knowledge economy' can be seen in a new light when considered from a complexity perspective. It stresses the importance of relationships as a source of, and influence on, information and knowledge creation.
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Complex Responsive Processes in Organizations

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Overview

Stacey's work examines how the 'knowledge economy' can be seen in a new light when considered from a complexity perspective. It stresses the importance of relationships as a source of, and influence on, information and knowledge creation.
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Meet the Author

Ralph Stacey is Professor of Management and Director of the Complexity and Management Centre at the University of Hertfordshire, and a member of the Institute of Group Analysis. He is also consultant to managers at many levels accross a range of organizations and the author of a number of books and articles on strategy and complexity theory in management.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Series preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: can learning and knowledge creation in organizations really be managed? 1
Pt. I The foundations of mainstream views on learning and knowledge creation in organizations: systems thinking 11
2 Mainstream thinking about learning and knowledge creation in organizations 13
3 Different levels of learning and knowledge creation in organizations: the individual and the social 40
Pt. II Toward a complexity perspective: the emergence of knowledge in complex responsive processes of relating 67
4 The emergence of the individual and the social in communicative interaction 69
5 Communicative action in the medium of symbols 100
6 The organization of communicative action: rule-based or self-organizing knowledge? 117
7 The emergence of enabling constraints: power relations and unconscious processes 146
8 Organizations as communicating in the living present: how knowledge emerges in complex responsive processes of relating 162
Pt. III Systems thinking and the perspective of complex responsive processes: comparisons and implications 191
9 Comparing systems thinking and the perspective of complex responsive processes 193
10 The organizational implications of complex responsive processes of knowledge creation 218
App Autopoiesis: an inappropriate analogy for human action 236
Bibliography 244
Index 253
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