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24 August 2012

Applications and Limitations of Complexity Theory in Organization Theory and Strategy Despite the importance of strategy in the business literature, there is a paucity of understanding and consensus around foundational issues in the discipline. What exactly is the nature of those intangible competencies, capabilities, resources, and assets that enable one firm to succeed while another stumbles? What makes a particular competency difficult to duplicate or acquire? Must a firm's strategy fit the environment, or can a firm successfully shape its environment to suit its existing capabilities?   
Chaos Theory and Crisis Management How can chaos theory be applied to crisis management. Brief article  
Chaos, Order and Strategy Businesses are constantly walking a fine line between order versus chaos and predictability versus unpredictability. A business strategy must embrace both phenomena. (scroll down for English text)  
Complexity Theory and Strategy A basis for Product Development. In this paper is given a brief description of complexity theory in connection with teamwork, as well as strategy and maneuver thinking as they apply to product development. Pdf 2005  
Foresight, Complexity and Strategy What is a strategy? The answer to this question ought to depend on the foresight horizon: how far ahead, and how much, the strategist thinks he can foresee. When the very structure of the firm's world is undergoing cascades of rapid change, and interpretations about the identity of agents and artifacts are characterized by ambiguity, we say that the foresight horizon is complex.   
Insights from complex systems An attempt at creating a general conceptual framework for thinking about complex systems for both scientists and non-scientists  
Introduction to Systems Thinking Article by Gene Bellinger  
Self Organizing Systems FAQs    
Simulation-Based Complexity Management Manage complexity, reduce risks and increase earnings by 3 to 5 percentage points.
Strategic business decisions based on experience, intuition or “gut feelings" can lead to lost earnings potential, unmanageable complexity and unnecessary risks. Using a holistic simulation-based approach, companies can predict the longer-term impact of every business decision. pdf. 2010
Systems Thinking An operational perspective of the universe, article by Gene Bellinger  
Transorganizations: Managing in a Complex and Uncertain World The use of single organization management paradigms and practices are becoming increasingly more limited and limiting. We are witnessing a major confrontation to the rugged individualistic managerial and organizational thinking and practices.   
What is Chaos? A definition by the Santa Fe Institute  



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