Managing Emergent Phenomena: Nonlinear Dynamics in Work Organizations / Edition 1

Managing Emergent Phenomena: Nonlinear Dynamics in Work Organizations / Edition 1

by Stephen J. Guastello
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805831630

ISBN-13: 9780805831634

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Guastello (Marquette U.), also the author of Chaos, Catastrophe, and Human Affairs (1995), extends his interest in chaos theory to the concept of complexity, referring to self-organizing behavior patterns that are examples of emergence—the sudden materialization of something that didn't exist before. Applying complexity to organizational behavior, he

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Guastello (Marquette U.), also the author of Chaos, Catastrophe, and Human Affairs (1995), extends his interest in chaos theory to the concept of complexity, referring to self-organizing behavior patterns that are examples of emergence—the sudden materialization of something that didn't exist before. Applying complexity to organizational behavior, he explores the processes of change and development, nonlinear motivation theory, dynamical theory of creativity, work group coordination, the emergence of leadership, dynamical systems, and other topics. The work provides a quite technical examination of nonlinear dynamical systems theory for social scientists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805831634
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Applied Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Scenes From the Nonlinear House of Panic. Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Theory. Structural Equations. Organizational Change and Development. Nonlinear Motivation Theory. Dynamical Theory of Creativity. Social Networks. Work Group Coordination. The Emergence of Leadership. Work Flows in Hierarchies. Nonlinear Economics. Dynamical Systems. Epilogue: Whatever Happened to Everything? Appendices: Data Analysis With Structural Equations. The Island Commission Game.

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