Complexity Theory for a New Managerial Paradigm: A Research Framework

  • Gandolfo DominiciEmail author
  • Vasja Roblek
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


In this work, we supply a theoretical framework of how organizations can embed complexity management and sustainable development into their policies and actions. The proposed framework may lead to a new management paradigm, attempting to link the main concepts of complexity theory, change management, knowledge management, sustainable development, and cybernetics. We highlight how the processes of organizational change have occurred as a result of the move to adapt to the changes in the various global and international business environments and how this transformation has led to the shift toward the present innovation economy. We also point how organizational change needs to deal with sustainability, so that the change may be consistent with present needs, without compromising the future.


Corporate Social Responsibility Business Ethic Organizational Change Intellectual Capital General System Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department SEAS, Polytechnic SchoolUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Business Systems LaboratoryAvellinoItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of ManagementUniversity of PrimorskaKoperSlovenia

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