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Chaos theory and organizations

Chaos theory and organizations,R. A. Thietart,B. Forgues

Chaos theory and organizations   (Citations: 37)
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Published in 1995.
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    • ...In principle, the nonlinear relationships are deterministic; that is, the relationships themselves do not change or evolve (Thiétart & Forgues, 1995)...

    Robert J. Blomme. Leadership, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Equivocality: The Role of Ma...

    • ...When small changes occur in an organization far from equilibrium, where a pattern of destabilizing forces is moving the organization toward heightened nonlinearity, the small changes are more likely to be amplified by other actions and result in unintended radical change (Thietart & Forgues, 1995)...
    • ...As one church member and supporter of the changes at Mission Church told us, “The only people coming in [to the church] were those that were cost-centered, not revenue-centered.” This four-year period of somewhat frenetic efforts to stop the decline helped move the church into a state of disequilibrium, a state in which a small change can have an unintended and important impact (Thietart & Forgues, 1995)...
    • ...The presence of organizational actors with contradictory objectives who “intervene at different phases of the evaluation-choiceaction process” (Thietart & Forgues, 1995: 22) contributes to system instability...

    DONDE ASHMOS PLOWMANet al. RADICAL CHANGE ACCIDENTALLY: THE EMERGENCE AND AMPLIFICATION OF SMALL ...

    • ...Thietart & Forgues (1995) describe strange attractors within organizations as ‘organisational configurations which demonstrate regularities in their macro-characteristics even though they may reveal large differences in their internal processes.’ Interpretive use of chaos theory as a series of metaphors for exploring the role and effect of information systems in organizations will involve recognizing general patterns and looking for ...

    Neil Mcbride. Chaos theory as a model for interpreting information systems in organi...

    • ...One line of thinking emphases the contrasts between systems thinking and the nonlinear dynamics of change against the mechanistic and static view of conventional management (Kiel, 1994; Thietart and Forgues, 1995; Anderson, Meyer, Eisenhardt, Carley and Pettigrew, 1999)...

    STEPHEN J. GUASTELLO. Nonlinear Dynamics in Psychology

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