Self-Organization and Management of Social Systems: Insights, Promises, Doubts, and Questions

Self-Organization and Management of Social Systems: Insights, Promises, Doubts, and Questions

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642697647
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/19/2011
Series: Springer Series in Synergetics , #26
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

I Principles of Self-Organization in Physical, Biological, and Social Systems.- Principles of Self-Organization — In a Socio-Managerial Context.- Two Principles for Self-Organization.- Can Synergetics Be of Use to Management Theory?.- Self-Organisation: Some Theoretical Cross-Connections.- Towards a Theory of Social Systems: Self-Organization and Self-Maintenance, Self-Reference and Syn-Reference.- II Self-Organization and Management.- Management — A Misunderstood Societal Function.- Systems Thinking in Management: The Development of Soft Systems Methodology and Its Implications for Social Science.- Evolutionary Management.- Systems Approach to Management: Hopes, Promises, Doubts — A Lot of Questions and Some Afterthoughts.- Cybernetic Principles for the Design, Control, and Development of Social Systems and Some Afterthoughts.- Some Explanatory Boundaries of Organismic Analogies for the Understanding of Social Systems.- Insights, Promises, Doubts, and Questions Emerging from a Colloquium — A Summary.- Index of Contributors.

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