Chapter 4 INC - that help to make sense of the equivocal...

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Chapter Four – Systems Approaches Systems Metaphor and Systems Concepts Systems components Hierarchical Ordering Interdependence Permeable Boundaries Systems processes Input-Throughput-Output Process Process of exchange Process of feedback Negative/corrective/deviation reduction feedback Positive, growth or deviation amplifying feedback Systems properties Holism Equifinality Negative Entropy Requisite Variety Three Systems Theories Cybernetic Systems theory Karl Weick’s Theory of Organizing “Through communication cycles, organizational members introduce and react to ideas
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Unformatted text preview: that help to make sense of the equivocal environment New Science Systems theory New science systems are complex and adaptive systems in which order can emerge from disorder . . . Methods for studying organizational systems Network analysis Modeling techniques Case studies Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas in Organizations & Ethical Perspectives and Practices (Readings 1 and 2)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POL 2107 taught by Professor Bourgault during the Spring '08 term at University of Ottawa.

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