Complexity and Collaboration: Applying Complexity Theory to Organisational Transformation
With Eve Mitleton-Kelly
Date: 30 June - 4 July 2014
Location: Schumacher College, Devon
For further information about this course please see the Schumacher College website.
Historical Method And Complexity Theory: Re-interpreting the 1948 Tito-Stalin Split
Date: Thursday 28 November 2013, 6.30 - 8.00pm, B13, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields (LIF)
Discussants: Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly and Dr Svetozar Rajak
Chair: Dr Svetozar Rajak
Location: B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields (LIF), London School of Economics. Map.
Lessons from history are impossible without understanding the complexity of causes and interactions. Can complexity theory add new quality to historical research? Using a specific event that shaped the early Cold War, Professor Mitleton-Kelly and Dr Rajak initiate discussion on the desirability of multi-disciplinary convergence between historical method and complexity theory.
For more information please see the event web page on the IDEAS website..
Complexity Group Research Activities
ESRC Complexity Research Seminar Series
LSE Complexity Group is leading the seminar series with King’s College London, Lancaster, Cranfield, the Open University and Oxford Brookes. The seminar series aims to bring together UK and EU policy makers and international leading researchers, across disciplines, to explore the application of complexity theory to public and business policy. More...
This is a socio-technical project focusing on Ambient Intelligence- based smart environments in transportation and emergency or disaster. LSE Complexity Group is one of the main partners in this EU project. The project is funded by FET (Future Emerging Technologies). More...
SOCIONICAL App, Policy Briefs and Newsletters
Visualisation of the Lord Mayor's Show procession on 12 November 2011, using data from the Socionical app (S-app). The app and visualisation were developed by Passau University and ETH Zurich and all arrangements for the trial of the S-app were made by LSE working with the Pageant Master, who organises the Show, and all the relevant emergency services. Further information will be provided shortly.
Socionical App, Policy Briefs and Newsletters
ESRC Report on Corporate Governance
Complexity Group Projects 1997 - 2008
Seminar Series for 2009-2010 Academic Year
New Books and Articles
>>"A New Synthesis of Public Administration Serving in the 21st Century" by Jocelyne Bourgon
Visit the New Synthesis World website
>> "Moving forward with Complexity"
Includes Paper by Prof. E. Mitleton-Kelly: 2. IDENTIFYING THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL PROBLEM-SPACE AND CO-CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
Table of contents
>> "The SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management"
The SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management is the first substantive scholarly work at the intersection of complexity science and management studies. Edited and written by internationally respected scholars, the Handbook will be the definitive reference source for understanding the implications of complexity science for management research and practice.
Published in March 2011.
>> "Corporate Governance & Complexity Theory"
>> "Complex Systems and Evolutionary Perspectives of Organisations: The Application of Complexity Theory to Organisations" Ed. by E. Mitleton-Kelly, appears at #4 in the rankings of most referenced books in E:CO after Stuart Kauffman (Nos 1 & 3) and John Holland
>> "A Complexity Theory Approach to Sustainability: A Longitudinal Study in Two London NHS Hospitals" by Eve Mitleton-Kelly, in the Learning Organization: An International Journal, Jan 2011
>> "Science's First Mistake" by Prof. Ian Angell and Dionysios Demetis
Other news and activities
>> European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS ‘12)
Brussels, 3-7 September 2012
>> Complexity Science and Social Science at the Interface to the Real World Conference
Royal Society International Centre, Chicheley Hall
24-25 September 2012
Complexity Community Activities
Video links to ESRC seminars:
City Hall Seminar
19 November 2012
Two Socionical apps have been developed and will be used during the Olympics. The City of London Police app will be used by visitors during the two busiest days of the Olympics. Its main application however, will be to provide information to the businesses and residents in the Square Mile (the financial district), with a special feature that will be activated if and when there is an incident, so that the Police can send geographically targeted advice to users. The ‘What’s On’ app will be used throughout the Olympics and Paralympics within the City of Westminster.
The apps are available free from the Apple App Store at: City Police and Westminster
>> A book based on the work of Socionical, edited by Prof. E. Mitleton-Kelly, will be published by Springer in early 2013
>> Prof. Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Complexity Group Director, has been appointed as a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Complex Systems, for a 2-year term and will be attending the Summit to be held in Dubai in November 2012
>> Public lecture on synthesis of public administration, Mme Jocelyne Bourgon
>> Modelling seminar, Ugur Bilge
>> Seminar on leadership and complexity, Sue Richards and Lynne Sedgmore
>> Introduction to Complexity Theory, Prof. Eve Mitleton-Kelly @ Suffolk County Council
>> Other presentations by Prof. Eve Mitleton-Kelly
>> ESRC Complexity Seminar 6
>> ESRC Complexity Seminar 5
>> ESRC Complexity Seminar 4
>> ESRC Complexity Seminar 3
>> ESRC Complexity Seminar 2
>> ESRC Complexity Seminar 1
>> ESRC Complexity Seminar Outputs