The application of autopoiesis to social organizations: A comment on John Mingers' reply
I am grateful to our Editor for this opportunity of making a reply.
I hope, in these few lines, not to have converted John Mingers, and those like-minded, to a belief in autopoietic social systems but to have raisedjust the possibility that there is a problem area here and that, because of the anticipated outcomes of such a possibility, this area is worth our attention.
I hope that others will help us by engaging in the debate.
Whereas John Mingers “would like to believe that autopoiesis does explain some social organizations but [has] come to believe that it does not,” I had hoped that it wouldnot explain some social organizations but have come to believe that itcould.
KeywordsSocial Organization Problem Area Anticipate Outcome Autopoietic Social System
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