Journal of Business Ethics 21 (2-3):173 - 188 (1999)

Organizations in changing environments need to become flexible, responsive and participative. We develop an understanding of governance in these organizations by drawing analogies between organization theory and theories of non-linear dynamics. We identify freedom and creativity as driving principles in 'chaotic' participative organizations, and explore the ethics of their exercise within organizational communities of practice, communities of discernment and communities of commitment.
Keywords chaos theory  creativity  differentiation  freedom  governance  integration  open systems  organizational change  participation
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DOI 10.1023/A:1006250627410
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