Active adaptation: the emergence of ideal seeking systems

  • Fred Emery
Part of the International series on the quality of working life book series (IQWL, volume 5)


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’.


Assembly Line Choice Behaviour Organisational Design Active Adaptation Line Balance 


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© H. E. Stenfert Kroese b.v., Leiden, the Netherlands 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Emery
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  1. 1.Centre for Continuing EducationANUCanberraAustralia

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