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Harnessing complexity : organizational implications of a scientific frontier, Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen

Label
Harnessing complexity : organizational implications of a scientific frontier
Title
Harnessing complexity
Title remainder
organizational implications of a scientific frontier
Statement of responsibility
Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent advances in the study of complexity have given scientists profound new insights into how natural innovation occurs and how its power can be exploited. Now two pioneers in the field, Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen, provide leaders in business and government with a guide to complexity that will help them make effective decisions in a world of rapid change." "Building on evolutionary biology, computer science, and social design, Axelrod and Cohen have constructed a unique framework for improving the way people work together. Their approach to management is based on the concept of the Complex Adaptive System, which can describe everything from rain forests to the human gene pool, and from automated software agents to multinational companies. The authors' framework reveals three qualities that all kinds of managers must cultivate in their organization."--Jacket
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Axelrod, Robert M
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM131
  • HD31
LC item number
  • .A897 1999
  • .A897 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cohen, Michael D
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Complex organizations
  • System analysis
  • Complex organizations
  • System analysis
  • Management
  • Complexiteit
  • Organisaties
  • Complexité (philosophie)
  • Gestion
  • Analyse fonctionnelle
  • Systèmes, Théorie des
  • Sociologie des organisations
  • Organisations complexes
  • Comportement organisationnel
  • Changement organisationnel
  • Efficacité organisationnelle
  • Design organisationnel
  • Systèmes, Analyse de
Label
Harnessing complexity : organizational implications of a scientific frontier, Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- II. Variation -- The Role of Variation -- Altering the Frequency of Types -- Extinction -- The Vanishing of Types -- III. Interaction -- The Importance of Interaction -- How Interaction Works -- External Methods of Changing Interaction Patterns -- Internal Methods of Changing Interaction Patterns -- IV. Selection -- Defining Criteria of Success -- Determining the Level of Selection -- Attributing Credit for Success and Failure -- Creating New Agents or Strategies -- Exercising Visible Leadership -- V. Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780684867175
Lccn
99058063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42882775
  • (OCoLC)ocm42882775
Label
Harnessing complexity : organizational implications of a scientific frontier, Robert Axelrod and Michael D. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- II. Variation -- The Role of Variation -- Altering the Frequency of Types -- Extinction -- The Vanishing of Types -- III. Interaction -- The Importance of Interaction -- How Interaction Works -- External Methods of Changing Interaction Patterns -- Internal Methods of Changing Interaction Patterns -- IV. Selection -- Defining Criteria of Success -- Determining the Level of Selection -- Attributing Credit for Success and Failure -- Creating New Agents or Strategies -- Exercising Visible Leadership -- V. Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780684867175
Lccn
99058063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42882775
  • (OCoLC)ocm42882775

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