Applied General Systems Research on Organizations

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S. Takahashi, K. Kijima, R. Sato
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 19, 2004 - Business & Economics - 181 pages
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Drastic changes of the societies in the new century require new paradigm in every area of social science. Organizations study is not exception. This book illustrates the cutting edge of organizations study beyond the traditional approaches in management science and general management theory. With an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing systemic properties of organizations such as interaction, hierarchy, network and emergence, it covers dynamic aspects of organizational learning and evolution as well as the decision making function and information processing process.

 

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Contents

A Formal Model of Organization
3
Coordination Principles of Satisficing Decisions
37
Applications Intraorganization
61
Organizational Effectiveness of Information Systems
63
Evolutionary AgentBased Model for DoubleLoop Learning
81
Asset Allocation Problem Solving
97
Applications Interorganization
113
Coalition Formation by Organizations
115
A Simulation of Industrial Structural Evolution
131
Why Stratification of Networks Emerges in Innovative Society
149
Learning Dynamics in Platform Externality
167
Subject Index
177
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