Designing Resilient Organisations: With Operating Advantages for Public, Private, Non-Profit and Government Entities and Their Stakeholders,
Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrucken, Germany. 2014, ISBN 978-3-659-34586-9
468 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2014
Date Written: May 30, 2014
New title for re-publication of PhD Thesis as a book with added Appendices: I, Keywords and concepts; II, Examiners report of November 5, 2000 confirming contributions to knowledge; III, Subsequent literature developed from Thesis. The promotional summary for the book states:
Dr Turnbull's thesis created a method for designing, comparing and evaluating organisations in the private, non-profit and government sectors. This was achieved by applying the science of control and communication used by scientists to design complex self-regulating machinery and self-governing robots to the control and communication systems among individuals and their organisations.
Transaction Byte Analysis is used to replace and extend the explanatory power of Transaction Costs Economics to allow the evaluation of complex organizations. The analysis is based on the laws of cybernetics. They explain why DNA has hard-wired social creatures to be governed by neural networks and possess contrary behaviour. Unlike hierarchies, network governance allows individuals and organizations to be contrary. This provides resilience to efficiently and reliably sustain their existence in complex environments. Command and control hierarchies inhibit contrariness and so resilience. This explains why extended communications hierarchies are not found in nature.
The title of the research was: "The governance of firms controlled by more than one board: Theory development and examples".
The original Thesis was posted on December 1, 2005 at http://ssrn.com/abstract=858244 with its Summary used as its abstract and the following Keywords and JEL classifications:
Keywords: Contrary behaviour, Corporate Governance, Evaluating Governance, Governance Architecture, Multiple boards, Organisational design, Self-governance, Stakeholder, Tensegrity, Theories of firms, Theory of organisations, Transaction Byte Analysis, Transaction Cost Economics
JEL Classification: B41, D70, D83, D85, L29
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