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Complex Systems and Evolutionary Perspectives of Organisations: the applications of complexity theory to organisations

Eve Mitleton-Kelly| (ed)
Elsevier (October 2003) 

In January 1995 the first complexity seminar was held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). This proved to be the turning point for the series of seminars on the subject, which had started in December 1992. This seminar had a profound effect on the research of Eve Mitleton-Kelly, the initiator and organiser of the series and editor of this volume, and laid the foundation for what became the LSE Complexity Research Programme. The programme proceeded to win several research awards for collaborative projects with companies. The series also provided material for this book.  

Here, 14 international authors reflect this interest in ten chapters that range from the very practical application of the theory to more philosophical reflections on its nature and applicability. They do not all agree with each other, but since diversity and variety is at the heart of complexity they each provide a strand of an intertwined whole, which will enrich and deepen our understanding.  

Eve Mitleton-Kelly is director and founder of the Complexity Research Programme at LSE. For more information, click here|

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