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Knowledge, organization, and management : building on the work of Max Boisot

Author: John Child; Martin Ihrig
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
'Knowledge, Organization, and Management' brings together key examples of Max Boisot's work into a single volume, setting these alongside original, extended commentaries and reflections by his academic collaborators.
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Named Person: Max Boisot
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Child; Martin Ihrig
ISBN: 9780199669165 0199669163
OCLC Number: 855837757
Description: xxvi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. SETTING THE STAGE ; 1. Max Boisot and the Dynamic Evolution of Knowledge ; II. ANALYSES OF THE CHINESE SYSTEM ; 2. From Fiefs to Clans and Network Capitalism: Explaining China's Emerging Economic Order ; 3. Analysis of the Chinese System ; III. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPLEXITY ; 4. Extreme Outcomes, Connectivity, and Power Laws: Towards an Econophysics of Organization ; 5. Reflecting on Max Boisot s Ashby Space Applied to Complexity Management ; IV. THE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE ; 6. The Creation and Sharing of Knowledge ; 7. The Strategic Management of Knowledge ; V. KNOWLEDGE IN BIG SCIENCE ; 8. Generating Knowledge in a Connected World: The Case of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN ; 9. Knowledge in Big Science ; VI. INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION ; 10. Chinese Boxes and Learning Cubes: Action Learning in a Cross Cultural Context ; 11. Innovations in Education ; VII. CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS ; 12. The I-Space as a Key to History and to Culture ; 13. The Three Phases of Max s Theorizing ; 14. Writing with Max Boisot ; 15. Remembering Max Boisot: Recollections of a Gifted Intellect at Work ; 16. I-Space and the Value of Basic Research ; 17. Boisot and the God Particle ; 18. Conclusion and Outlook
Other Titles: Building on the work of Max Boisot
Responsibility: edited by John Child and Martin Ihrig.


The book presents and reviews the ideas of Max Boisot, one of the most original thinkers in organization theory over the last 30 years. It includes Boisot's seminal works on knowledge, information,  Read more...
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