Self-Organization and Management of Social Systems [E-Book] : Insights, Promises, Doubts, and Questions / edited by Hans Ulrich, Gilbert J. B. Probst.
Probst, Gilbert J. B., (editor)
Ulrich, Hans, (editor)
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer, 1984
X, 158 p. online resource.
Springer Series in Synergetics ; 26
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Table of Contents:
  • I Principles of Self-Organization in Physical, Biological, and Social Systems
  • Principles of Self-Organization — In a Socio-Managerial Context
  • Two Principles for Self-Organization
  • Can Synergetics Be of Use to Management Theory?
  • Self-Organisation: Some Theoretical Cross-Connections
  • Towards a Theory of Social Systems: Self-Organization and Self-Maintenance, Self-Reference and Syn-Reference
  • II Self-Organization and Management
  • Management — A Misunderstood Societal Function
  • Systems Thinking in Management: The Development of Soft Systems Methodology and Its Implications for Social Science
  • Evolutionary Management
  • Systems Approach to Management: Hopes, Promises, Doubts — A Lot of Questions and Some Afterthoughts
  • Cybernetic Principles for the Design, Control, and Development of Social Systems and Some Afterthoughts
  • Some Explanatory Boundaries of Organismic Analogies for the Understanding of Social Systems
  • Insights, Promises, Doubts, and Questions Emerging from a Colloquium — A Summary
  • Index of Contributors.