Systems Perspectives on Resources, Capabilities, and Management Processes

Hardcover | February 26, 2002

byAimé MorecroftEditorJohn Morecroft, Ron Sanchez

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Traditional notions of stand-alone, "atomistic" organizations are giving way to new concepts about organizations and new modes of organizational interaction. Systems thinking is now becoming an essential skill for managers and management researchers who want to understand new kinds of competitive and cooperative interrelationships between organizations. This volume brings together noted systems and strategy thinkers to develop a number of systems perspectives and approaches that are essential in managing today's organizations. A unique strength of this volume is its careful integration of systems concepts with contemporary strategic management ideas about organizational resources, capabilities, and management processes. The volume explains essential systems concepts and their central role in current ideas about organizational competence. Papers in the volume apply systems concepts to: modelling practical management problems; reconceptualizing the nature of organizations and their internal processes; improving managerial sensemaking capabilities in complex environments; devising "simple rules" for reducing and managing organizational complexity. Several case studies and examples are used to illustrate key systems concepts and their application to management practice. The volume provides a solid grounding in essential systems concepts for management researchers developing new management theory for today's complex environments, as well as practical insights for managers who must manage increasing complexity in their organizations today

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Traditional notions of stand-alone, "atomistic" organizations are giving way to new concepts about organizations and new modes of organizational interaction. Systems thinking is now becoming an essential skill for managers and management researchers who want to understand new kinds of competitive and cooperative interrelationships betw...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.45 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2002Publisher:PERGAMON PRESS INC.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0080437788

ISBN - 13:9780080437781

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