Postmodernism revisited? Complexity science and the study of organisations

Jacco Van Uden, Kurt A. Richardson, Paul Cilliers


Van Uden et al assert that the world is best described as being a complex system, and, through the use of the 'complexity' discourse, students of organizations--organizations being regarded as complex sub-systems of the whole--can benefit from the various complexity science research programs. They argue that complexity theory in this respect is reminiscent of postmodern organization theory.

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