Generic Agency Theory, Cybernetic Orders and New Paradigms

16 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2014  

Maurice Yolles

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

Gerhard Fink

IACCM International Association for Cross Cultural Competence and Management

Date Written: July 7, 2014

Abstract

Purpose: Anticipating behaviour and responding to the needs of complexity and the problematic issues that they generate occurs through modelling processes. This paper discusses generic modelling for living systems theory, and shows how higher cybernetic orders model can be generated through generic constructs under complexity.

Design: The paper develops a general theory for the generation of cybernetic orders. It uses a cultural agency generic model to anchor the notion of fourth cybernetics.

Findings: Cultural agency theory can be used to generate higher orders of cybernetics through principles of recursion, and hence to create a potential for the generation of families of new paradigms.

Keywords: Anticipating behaviour, complexity, generic modelling, cybernetic orders, paradigm, cultural agency theory, recursive models.

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice and Fink, Gerhard, Generic Agency Theory, Cybernetic Orders and New Paradigms (July 7, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2463270 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2463270

Maurice Yolles

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

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Gerhard Fink (Contact Author)

IACCM International Association for Cross Cultural Competence and Management ( email )

IACCM c/o IVM WU-Wien
Welthandelsplatz 1, Building D2
Wien, 1020
Austria
+43/1/313364553 (Phone)
+43/1/3133690724 (Fax)

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