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The Edge of Organization

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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