2009

Organizations

Social Systems Conducting Experiments

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ISBN: 978-3-642-00109-3 (Print) 978-3-642-00110-9 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-29

    Introducing Organizations as Social Systems Conducting Experiments

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    Pages 31-70

    The Experimental Arche: Ashby's Cybernetics

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    Pages 71-111

    The Experimental Arche Continued: Von Foerster on Observing Systems

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    Pages 113-163

    The Second “arche”, Organizations as Social Systems: Luhmann

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    Pages 165-175

    Epilogue to Part I: The Two “Archai” Combined

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    Pages 177-221

    Beer: Functional Design Principles for Viable Infrastructures

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    Pages 223-276

    Specific Design Principles: de Sitter's Organizational Structures

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    Pages 277-284

    Epilogue to Part II: functional and specific design principles

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    Pages 285-309

    Poor Survival: Disciplining Organizational Behavior

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    Pages 311-343

    Towards Rich Survival: Aristotle

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    Pages 345-372

    Organizational Structures Supporting Rich Survival

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    Pages 373-379

    Epilogue