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Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics The Challenge of Complexity

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ISBN-10: 0273658980

ISBN-13: 9780273658986

Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Ralph D. Stacey

List price: $87.50
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In the fourth edition of this successful text, Ralph Stacey continues to question the view that organisations operate and succeed in relatively stable environments. He argues that in order to succeed in uncertainty and continual change, organisations need to create new perspectives and learn from the chaos within which they operate. This edition continues to focus on this radically different approach to strategic management. The central tenets of this approach have to do with unpredictability and the limitations of control, and therefore it argues against the rational models of planning and control covered in other strategy textbooks. This is done by emphasising the importance of…    
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Book details

List price: $87.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

The nature of strategy and organisational change
The origins of systems thinking
The foundations of strategic choice theory: cybernetic systems and cognitivist psychology
Strategic choice
The foundations of learning organisation theory: systems dynamics and cognitivism
The learning organisation
Obstacles to strategic choice and organisational learning: open systems and psychoanalytic perspectives
Knowledge creation in organisations: second order systems, autopoiesis and constructivist psychology
A social perspective: critical systems thinking and communities of practice
Chaos theory, dissipative structures and synergetics
Complex adaptive systems
Systemic applications of chaos and complexity theory to organisations
Process thinking
Strategy as the emergence of organisational identity
The narrative structure of self-organising experience
Understanding organisations as complex responsive processes
Control, leadership and ethics
The implications of understanding organisations as complex responsive processes
Management narratives