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The Edge of Organization
Chaos and Complexity Theories of Formal Social Systems



March 1999 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Russ Marion describes formal and social organizations from the perspective of chaos and complexity theories. The book is generously illustrated and includes references plus an annotated bibliography.
 
The Edge of Organization
 
Chaos and Organization
 
Organization at the Edge
 
Shifting Historical Premises to the Edge of Chaos
 
A Nonlinear Redaction of Open Systems
 
Structural Contingency Theory
Differentiation and Awareness  
 
Footprints of Complexity
The Nature of Order  
 
Resource Dependency
The Emergence of Order  
 
Organizations in Wonderland
Enacted Environment  
 
Coupling at the Edge
 
Darwin and Organizations, Goats and Monkeys
 
Pushing the Envelope
Limiting Organizational Expansion  
 
Changing Complex Organizations
 
Stability and Change at the Edge
 
Researching Social Chaos and Complexity
 
Epilogue on Einstein's Island

This provides the more ambitions students to extend their psychological and sociological knowledge in applied settings. However, it is beyond the scope of the learning outcomes for essential reading.

Mr Jamie Sims
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Chichester University
January 13, 2011

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