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Autopoiesis

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The original concept of autopoiesis reached the international scientific community through an article published by Varela, Maturana, and Uribe in 1974 (Varela et al. 1974), sponsored by von Foerster (Varela 1996). Its roots lie in cybernetics and in the neurophysiology of cognition. The autopoietic approach was subsequently refined and developed over a period of 5 years (Maturana 1975a, 1978; Maturana and Varela 1980; Varela 1979). Two readings edited by Zeleny (1980, 1981) established in quite a definite manner the essence of the autopoiesis paradigm, as well as differences between Maturana and Varela as to the possibility of its applications to the social sciences.

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  • Boundary Element
  • Structural Coupling
  • General System Theory
  • International Scientific Community
  • Autopoietic System

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Koskinen, K. U. (2010). Autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Koskinen, K.U. (2013). Autopoiesis. In: Knowledge Production in Organizations. Springer, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00104-3_4

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