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Active Adaptation—The Emergence of Ideal Seeking Systems

  • F. E. Emery
  • E. L. Trist

Abstract

Men are not limited simply to adapting to the environment as given. Insofar as they understand the laws governing their environment they can modify the conditions producing their subsequent environments and hence radically change the definition of ‘an adaptive response’.

Keywords

Matrix Organization Organizational Design Active Adaptation Social Design Social Ecology 
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© Plenum Publishing Company Ltd. 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. E. Emery
  • E. L. Trist

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