Search results for 'Complex organizations' (try it on Scholar)

1000+ found
Sort by:
  1. J. Stuart Bunderson (2001). Normal Injustices and Morality in Complex Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 33 (3):181 - 190.score: 240.0
    This paper applies theory and research examining errors in complex organizational systems to the problem of individual and collective morality in organizations. It is proposed that because of the nature of complex organizations, unjust outcomes can (and will) result from organizational actions even when all organization members have acted responsibly. The argument that complex organizations are therefore immoral is considered and rejected. Instead, the paper argues that morality in complex organizations begins with (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Paul Attewell (1986). Imperialism Within Complex Organizations. Sociological Theory 4 (2):115-125.score: 150.0
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Stephen P. Turmer (1977). Complex Organizations as Savage Tribes. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 7 (1):99–125.score: 150.0
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Jameson W. Doig, Douglas E. Phillips & Tycho Manson (1984). Deterring Illegal Behavior by Officials of Complex Organizations. Criminal Justice Ethics 3 (1):27-56.score: 150.0
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Amitai Etzioni & William R. Taber (forthcoming). Scope, Pervasiveness, and Tension Management in Complex Organizations. Social Research.score: 150.0
    No categories
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Kurt Richardson (2008). Managing Complex Organizations: Complexity Thinking and the Science and Art of Management. Emergence 10 (2):13-26.score: 150.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Ysanne Carlisle & Elizabeth McMillan (2006). Innovation in Organizations From a Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective. Emergence: Complexity and Organization 8 (1):2-9.score: 122.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Sergey Samoilenko (2008). Fitness Landscapes of Complex Systems: Insights and Implications On Managing a Conflict Environment of Organizations. Emergence: Complexity and Organization 10 (4).score: 122.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. John Shotter & Haridimos Tsoukas (2011). Complex Thought, Simple Talk: An Ecological Approach to Language-Based Change in Organizations. In Peter Allen, Steve Maguire & Bill McKelvey (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Complexity and Management. Sage. 333.score: 122.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  10. Michelle Jordon, Holly Jordan Lanham, Ruth A. Anderson & Reuben R. McDaniel Jr (2010). Implications of Complex Adaptive Systems Theory for Interpreting Research About Health Care Organizations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (1):228-231.score: 120.0
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  11. Peter Csermely (2009). Weak Links: The Universal Key to the Stability of Networks and Complex Systems. Springer.score: 102.0
    A principle is born: the Granovetter study -- Why do we like networks? -- Network stability -- Weak links as stabilizers of complex systems -- Atoms, molecules, and macromolecules -- Weak links and cellular stability -- Weak links and the stability of organisms -- Social nets -- Networks of human culture -- The global web -- The Ecoweb -- Conclusions and perspectives.
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  12. Wim Vandekerckhove & M. S. Ronald Commers (2004). Whistle Blowing and Rational Loyalty. Journal of Business Ethics 53 (1-2):225-233.score: 84.0
    Today's complex and decentralized organization gives rise to organizational needs for both loyalty and institutionalized whistle blowing. However, ethicists see a contradiction between both needs. This paper argues there is no such contradiction. It shows why earlier attempts to go beyond the dilemma are not satisfying. The solution proposed in this paper starts from an organizational perspective instead of an individual one. It does so by reframing the concept of loyalty into rational loyalty. This means that the object of (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  13. John D. Pringle & Donald C. Cole (2009). Health Research in Complex Emergencies: A Humanitarian Imperative. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 7 (1-2):115-123.score: 84.0
    Health researchers, research trainees, and ethics reviewers should be prepared for the special application of research ethics within complex humanitarian emergencies. This paper argues that as a precursor to published ethical guidelines for conducting research in complex emergencies, researchers and research ethics committees should observe the following primary ethical considerations: (1) the research is not at the expense of humanitarian action; (2) the research is justified in that it is needs-driven and relevant to the affected populations; and (3) (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  14. Thodoris Dantsis, Angeliki Loumou & Christina Giourga (2009). Organic Agriculture's Approach Towards Sustainability; its Relationship with the Agro-Industrial Complex, a Case Study in Central Macedonia, Greece. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (3):197-216.score: 80.0
    Up to now, several scientific works have noted that the organic sector resembles more and more conventional farming’s structures, what is widely known as the “conventionalization” thesis. This phenomenon constitutes an area of conflict between organic farming’s original vision and its current reality and raises ethical and social questions concerning the structure of agricultural systems of production and their interactions with the socio-economic and natural environment. The main issue of this dialogue is the concept of sustainable agriculture, which for scientists (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  15. John S. Mattick (2003). Challenging the Dogma: The Hidden Layer of Non-Protein-Coding RNAs in Complex Organisms. Bioessays 25 (10):930-939.score: 80.0
    The central dogma of biology holds that genetic information normally flows from DNA to RNA to protein. As a consequence it has been generally assumed that genes generally code for proteins, and that proteins fulfil not only most structural and catalytic but also most regulatory functions, in all cells, from microbes to mammals. However, the latter may not be the case in complex organisms. A number of startling observations about the extent of non-protein-coding RNA (ncRNA) transcription in the higher (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  16. David T. Risser (1996). The Social Dimension of Moral Responsibility: Taking Organizations Seriously. Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (1):189-207.score: 60.0
    This article provides a justification for holding complex organizations morally responsible and shows how this moral dimension is implicit in the concept of power. Several objections to organizational moral responsibility are addressed, and a new view of complex organizations as agents which are morally responsible, but do not possess moral rights, is defended.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  17. Mar Pérezts, Jean-Philippe Bouilloud & Vincent Gaulejac (2011). Serving Two Masters: The Contradictory Organization as an Ethical Challenge for Managerial Responsibility. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 101 (S1):33-44.score: 60.0
    “No one can serve two masters.” This Bible quotation highlights an irreducible contradiction, which echoes numerous organizational settings. This article considers the under-explored ethical implications of paradoxical injunctions created by such a contradiction at the managerial level. Contradictory organizational constraints turn into paradoxant systems , where the organization structurally settles paradoxical injunctions which challenge managerial ethics in practice. We then ask what managerial responsibility means in such contexts and find that managers have then to reshape their practice as a situated (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  18. Helen Harte & Mariann Jelinek (1999). Reviews: Managing the Unknowable: Strategic Boundaries Between Order and Chaos in Organizations, Ralph D. Stacey; Complexity and Creativity in Organizations, Ralph D. Stacey. [REVIEW] Emergence 1 (2):129-138.score: 60.0
    (1999). Reviews: Managing the Unknowable: Strategic Boundaries Between Order and Chaos in Organizations, Ralph D. Stacey; Complexity and Creativity in Organizations, Ralph D. Stacey. Emergence: Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 129-138.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  19. Haridimos Tsoukas (2004). Complex Knowledge: Studies in Organizational Epistemology. OUP Oxford.score: 60.0
    In this book Haridimos Tsoukas, one of the most imaginative organization theorists of our time, examines the nature of knowledge in organizations, and how individuals and scholars approach the concept of knowledge. -/- Tsoukas firstly looks at organizational knowledge and its embeddedness in social contexts and forms of life. He shows that knowledge is not just a collection of free floating representations of the world to be used at will, but an activity constitutive of the world. On the one (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  20. W. Edward Stead, Dan L. Worrell & Jean Garner Stead (1990). An Integrative Model for Understanding and Managing Ethical Behavior in Business Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (3):233 - 242.score: 54.0
    Managing ethical behavior is a one of the most pervasive and complex problems facing business organizations today. Employees' decisions to behave ethically or unethically are influenced by a myriad of individual and situational factors. Background, personality, decision history, managerial philosophy, and reinforcement are but a few of the factors which have been identified by researchers as determinants of employees' behavior when faced with ethical dilemmas. The literature related to ethical behavior is reviewed in this article, and a model (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  21. Larry S. Temkin (2004). Thinking About the Needy, Justice, and International Organizations. Journal of Ethics 8 (4):349 - 395.score: 54.0
    This article has three main parts, Section 2 considers the nature and extent to which individuals who are well-off have a moral obligation to aid the worlds needy. Drawing on a pluralistic approach to morality, which includes consequentialist, virtue-based, and deontological elements, it is contended that most who are well-off should do much more than they do to aid the needy, and that they are open to serious moral criticism if they simply ignore the needy. Part one also focuses on (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  22. Andy Clark, Control & Intervention in Complex Adaptive Systems: From Biology to Biogen.score: 54.0
    Markets, companies and various forms of business organizations may all (we have argued) be usefully viewed through the lens of CAS -- the theory of complex adaptive systems. In this chapter, I address one fundamental issue that confronts both the theoretician and the business manager: the nature and opportunities for control and intervention in complex adaptive regimes. The problem is obvious enough. A complex adaptive system, as we have defined it, is soft assembled and largely self-organizing. (...)
    No categories
    Translate to English
    | Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  23. Chong Ju Choi & Sae Won Kim (2008). Women and Globalization: Ethical Dimensions of Knowledge Transfer in Global Organizations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (1):53 - 61.score: 54.0
    The topic of women and globalization raises fundamental questions on the impact of globalization on women, ethnic minorities and other socio-demographically under-represented actors in global organizations. This article seeks to integrate theories of procedural justice, psychological contracts, motivation and psychological ownership in knowledge transfer in global organizations, and the implications for women, and other under-represented actors. Our analysis concurs with current research on the need for a relativist perspective in business ethics research and one that encompasses the critical (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  24. Jonathan Z. Gottlieb & Jyotsna Sanzgiri (1996). Towards an Ethical Dimension of Decision Making in Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 15 (12):1275 - 1285.score: 54.0
    There is a growing need to increase our understanding of ethical decision making in U.S. based organizations. The authors examine the complexity of creating uniform ethical standards even when the meaning of ethical behavior is being debated. The nature of these controversies are considered, and three important dimensions for ethical decision making are discussed: leaders with integrity and a strong sense of social responsibility, organization cultures that foster dialogue and dissent, and organizations that are willing to reflect on (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  25. E. Sharon Mason & Peter E. Mudrack (1997). Do Complex Moral Reasoners Experience Greater Ethical Work Conflict? Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1311-1318.score: 54.0
    Individuals who disagree that organizational interests legitimately supersede those of the wider society may experience conflict between their personal standards of ethics and those demanded by an employing organization, a conflict that is well documented. An additional question is whether or not individuals capable of complex moral reasoning experience greater conflict than those reasoning at a less developed level. This question was first positioned in a theoretical framework and then investigated using 115 survey responses from a student sample. Correlational (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  26. Allen Buchanan (1996). Toward a Theory of the Ethics of Bureaucratic Organizations. Business Ethics Quarterly 6 (4):419-440.score: 54.0
    This essay articulates a crucial and neglected element of a general theory of the ethics of bureaucratic organizations, both private andpublic. The key to the approach developed here is the thesis that the distinctive ethical principles applicable to bureaucratic organizations are responses to the distinctive agency-risks that arise from the nature of bureaucratic organizations as complex webs of principal/agent relationships. It is argued that the most important and distinctive ethical principles for bureaucratic organizations express commitments (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  27. Chase E. Thiel, Zhanna Bagdasarov, Lauren Harkrider, James F. Johnson & Michael D. Mumford (2012). Leader Ethical Decision-Making in Organizations: Strategies for Sensemaking. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 107 (1):49-64.score: 54.0
    Organizational leaders face environmental challenges and pressures that put them under ethical risk. Navigating this ethical risk is demanding given the dynamics of contemporary organizations. Traditional models of ethical decision-making (EDM) are an inadequate framework for understanding how leaders respond to ethical dilemmas under conditions of uncertainty and equivocality. Sensemaking models more accurately illustrate leader EDM and account for individual, social, and environmental constraints. Using the sensemaking approach as a foundation, previous EDM models are revised and extended to comprise (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  28. Nanna Mik-Meyer (2006). Identities and Organisations. Evaluating the Personality Traits of Clients in Two Danish Rehabilitation Organizations. Outlines. Critical Practice Studies 8 (1):32-48.score: 54.0
    This article explores how the guidelines for personality assessments in two Danish rehabilitation organizations influence the actual evaluation of clients. The analysis shows how staff members produce institutional identities corresponding to organizational categories, which very often have little or no relevance for the clients evaluated. The goal of the article is to demonstrate how the institutional complex that frames the work of the organizations produces the client types pertaining to that organization. The rehabilitation organizations’ local history, (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  29. Farley S. Nobre, Andrew M. Tobias & David S. Walker (2009). The Impact of Cognitive Machines on Complex Decisions and Organizational Change. AI and Society 24 (4):365-381.score: 54.0
    Humans and organizations have limitations of computational capacity and information management. Such constraints are synonymous with bounded rationality. Therefore, in order to extend the human and organizational boundaries to more advanced models of cognition, this research proposes concepts of cognitive machines in organizations. From a micro point of view, what makes this research distinct is that, beyond people, it includes in the list of participants of the organization the cognitive machines. From a macro point of view, this paper (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  30. Börje Ekstig (2010). Complexity and Evolution: A Study of the Growth of Complexity in Organic and Cultural Evolution. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 15 (3):263-278.score: 52.0
    In the present paper I develop a model of the evolutionary process associated to the widespread although controversial notion of a prevailing trend of increasing complexity over time. The model builds on a coupling of evolution to individual developmental programs and introduces an integrated view of evolution implying that human culture and science form a continuous extension of organic evolution. It is formed as a mathematical model that has made possible a quantitative estimation in relative terms of the growth of (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  31. Daniel W. McShea (2000). Functional Complexity in Organisms: Parts as Proxies. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 15 (5):641-668.score: 52.0
    The functional complexity, or the number of functions, of organisms hasfigured prominently in certain theoretical and empirical work inevolutionary biology. Large-scale trends in functional complexity andcorrelations between functional complexity and other variables, such assize, have been proposed. However, the notion of number of functions hasalso been operationally intractable, in that no method has been developedfor counting functions in an organism in a systematic and reliable way.Thus, studies have had to rely on the largely unsupported assumption thatnumber of functions can be (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  32. Michael R. Lissack (1999). Complexity: The Science, its Vocabulary, and its Relation to Organizations. Emergence 1 (1):110-126.score: 50.0
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  33. Michael R. Lissack & Hugo Letiche (2002). Complexity, Emergence, Resilience, and Coherence: Gaining Perspective on Organizations and Their Study. Emergence 4 (3):72-94.score: 50.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  34. David J. Snowden (2000). New Wine in Old Wineskins: From Organic to Complex Knowledge Management Through the Use of Story. Emergence 2 (4):50-64.score: 50.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  35. Eric B. Dent (2003). Reconciling Complexity Theory in Organizations and Christian Spirituality. Emergence 5 (4):124-140.score: 50.0
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  36. Leonid A. Rybakov (2001). Environment and Complexity of Organizations. Emergence 3 (4):83-94.score: 50.0
  37. J. S. Shiner (2000). Order, Complexity and Benefits in Social Organizations and Other Organized Structures. World Futures 55 (4):329-340.score: 50.0
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  38. Robert A. Rice (2001). Noble Goals and Challenging Terrain: Organic and Fair Trade Coffee Movements in the Global Marketplace. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 14 (1):39-66.score: 46.0
    Social relations associated with conventional agricultural exports find their origins in long term associations based on business, family, and class alliances. Working outside these boundaries presents a host of challenges, especially where small producers with little economic or political power are concerned. Yet, in many developing countries, alternative trade organizations (ATOs) based on philosophies of social justice and/or environmental well-being are carving out spaces alongside traditional agricultural export sectors by establishing new channels of trade and marketing. Coffee provides a (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  39. Georges Chapouthier (2008). Complexity in Living Organisms. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 43:17-22.score: 42.0
    The present thesis, compatible with Darwinian theory, endeavours to provide original answers to the question of why the evolution of species leads to beings more complex than those existing before. It is based on the repetition of two main principles alleged to play a role in evolution towards complexity, i.e. "juxtaposition" and "integration". Juxtaposition is the addition of identical entities. Integration is the modification, or specialisation, of these entities, leading to entities on a higher level, which use the previous (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  40. Mihnea Moldoveanu (2004). An Intersubjective Measure of Organizational Complexity: A New Approach to the Study of Complexity in Organizations. Emergence: Complexity and Organization 6 (3).score: 42.0
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  41. Joachim P. Sturmberg (2011). Primary Health Care Organizations – Through a Conceptual and a Political Lens. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17 (3):525-529.score: 42.0
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  42. Carol Webb, Fiona Lettice & Mark Lemon (2006). Facilitating Learning and Innovation in Organizations Using Complexity Science Principles. Emergence: Complexity and Organisation 8 (1):30-41.score: 42.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  43. David P. Kernick (2005). Facilitating Resource Decision Making in Public Organizations Drawing Upon Insights From Complexity Theory. Emergence: Complexity and Organization 7 (1).score: 42.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  44. Mihnea Moldoveanu (2008). Organizations as Universal Computing Machines: Rule Systems, Computational Equivalence, and Organizational Complexity. Emergence: Complexity and Organization 10 (1).score: 42.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  45. Harry Rubin (2001). Complexity, the Core of Elsasser's Theory of Organisms. Complexity 7 (1):17-20.score: 42.0
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  46. Aaron Ct Smith (2004). Complexity Theory and Change Management in Sport Organizations. Emergence: Complexity and Organization 6.score: 42.0
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  47. Jacco van Uden (2002). A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management. Complexity 4 (1/2).score: 42.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  48. Courtenay & C. Richard Robins (1975). Exotic Organisms: An Unsolved, Complex Problem. BioScience 25 (5):306-313.score: 40.0
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  49. John Vandermeer, Ivette Perfecto & Stacy Philpott (2010). Ecological Complexity and Pest Control in Organic Coffee Production: Uncovering an Autonomous Ecosystem Service. BioScience 60 (7):527-537.score: 40.0
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  50. J. Burdick (2000). The Complexities of Organ Allocation Policies. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: Cq: The International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees 9 (2):275.score: 40.0
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
1 — 50 / 1000