Organisations, Complexity, and Viable Knowledge Management

Kybernetes, Vol. 29, Nos. 9/10, 2000

21 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2009 Last revised: 17 Mar 2009

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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

Organisations experience complex situations that affect their ability to survive in the longer term. Complex situations are full of uncertainty and lack of knowledge and clarity. It is through the manifestation of information and the creation of knowledge that complexity can be addressed, thus enabling organisations the possibility of greater viability. Information is manifested through structured methods of inquiry, and in the systems domain there has been a great deal of exploration into methods that create information. However, methodological exploration into the creation of knowledge is less well developed. One knowledge creation cycle by Nonaka and Takeuchi operates a constructivist process through a positivist structure. A different critical approach for knowledge creation comes from viable systems that are not susceptible to this schizophrenia.

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice, Organisations, Complexity, and Viable Knowledge Management (2000). Kybernetes, Vol. 29, Nos. 9/10, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1359870

Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

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