Complexity Theory for a New Managerial Paradigm: A Research Framework

Neostrategic Management, Edition: Contributions to Management Science, Springer. Editors: Ivona Vrdoljak Raguž, Najla Podrug, Lara Jelenc, Springer International, 2016

19 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2015 Last revised: 9 Jan 2016

Gandolfo Dominici

Università di Palermo

Vasja Roblek

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

In this work, we have outlined a research framework for a new management paradigm, attempting trying to link the main concepts of complexity theory, change management, knowledge management, sustainable development and, cybernetics.

We discussed the transition from the industrial era to the postindustrial age. In the development process, nothing is fixed in advance; we can say that it is opportunistic, and adapts to the challenges of the environment, as well as to their effects for and within organizations and society. We saw how the processes of organizational change have occurred as a result of the move to adapt to the changes in the various global and international business environments, and how this transformation has led to the shift towards the present innovation economy.

We also pointed out some of the ways in which organizational change needs to deal with sustainability, so that the exploitation of resources, the direction of investment, the orientation of technological development, and the institutional change may be consistent with present needs, without compromising the future.

Keywords: Organizational Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Complexity Theory, Sustainable Development, Social Systems Theory

JEL Classification: M14, O30, R11

Suggested Citation

Dominici, Gandolfo and Roblek, Vasja, Complexity Theory for a New Managerial Paradigm: A Research Framework (2015). Neostrategic Management, Edition: Contributions to Management Science, Springer. Editors: Ivona Vrdoljak Raguž, Najla Podrug, Lara Jelenc, Springer International, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2544403

Gandolfo Dominici

Università di Palermo ( email )

Viale delle Scienze
Facoltà di Economia
Palermo, PA 90128
Italy

Vasja Roblek (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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