The Observation, Inquiry, and Measurement Challenges Surfaced by Complexity Theory

Managing the Complex: Philosophy, Theory and Practice. 253-283, Forthcoming

31 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2013 Last revised: 28 Jan 2014

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Eric Dent

Florida Gulf Coast University; Florida Gulf Coast University - Lutgert College of Business

Date Written: October 4, 2013

Abstract

One of the contributions of the work in complexity theory is its demonstration that traditional science has not done an adequate job of establishing effective processes for observation, inquiry, and measurement. The domain of interesting organizational phenomena that can be adequately addressed by arms-length, objective measurement has been relatively exhausted. An exploration of most topics of appeal, such as strategy, innovation, leadership, communication, and so forth has been stunted by an inadequate depiction of how they operate.

Keywords: Complexity Theory, Observation, Inquiry, Measurement, Challenges

Suggested Citation

Dent, Eric, The Observation, Inquiry, and Measurement Challenges Surfaced by Complexity Theory (October 4, 2013). Managing the Complex: Philosophy, Theory and Practice. 253-283, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335850 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2335850

Eric Dent (Contact Author)

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Florida Gulf Coast University - Lutgert College of Business ( email )

10485 FGCU Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL
United States

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