Category Archives: Complex system

Using a Complexity Approach to Lead Sustainability

Read Read also: An empirical study of sustainability leaders who hold post-conventional consciousness I just spent the last week working with a group of sustainability leaders and change agents at an excellent seminar put on by Experience Integral. One of … Continue reading

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Adaptive institutions, governance, complexity, resilience

• Wicked problems • Institutions and the challenge of  “fit‟ • Added value of a resilience lens • Resilience in practice – 1. Institutional response to extreme events – 2. Networked development institutions • Lessons learned and limitations Read

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The Complexity of Human Civilization

Human Civilization – Defining Complexity Human Civilization – A Complex(ity) Transition There is evidence that a transition in the structure of human organizations is occurring with intriguing consequences. Historical and contemporary evidence suggests that human organizations are undergoing a transition … Continue reading

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Complexity and knowledge management: understanding the role of knowledge in the management of social networks

Read Simple “causal and effect” thinking doesn’t seem to be able to cut the mustard.  We need to utilize knowledge in new ways … or maybe uncover insights from old ways. It is hard to think of something more worthy … Continue reading

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Analysis of complex networks: from biology to linguistics

Read Read also: Graph Theory and Complex Networks Structural Analysis of Complex Networks Mathematical problems such as graph theory problems are of increasing importance for the analysis of modelling data in biomedical research such as in systems biology, neuronal network … Continue reading

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Systems Approaches to Managing Change in a world of increasing complexity: A Practical Guide

Read In a world of increasing complexity, instant information availability and constant flux, systems approaches provide the opportunity of a tangible anchor of purpose and iterate learning. The five approaches outlined in the book offer a range of interchangeable tools … Continue reading

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Scale-Free Networks: A Decade and Beyond

For decades, we tacitly assumed that the components of such complex systems as the cell, the society, or the Internet are randomly wired together. In the past decade, an avalanche of research has shown that many real networks, independent of … Continue reading

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Scale-free Networks

Scientists have recently discovered that various complex systems have underying architecture governend by shared organizing principles. This insight has important impliations for a host of applications, from drug development to Internet security. Yet despite the importance and pervasiveness of networks, … Continue reading

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Enterprise innovation planning with social software

Read (Download – at Viewer, change View) Enterprise Innovation Planning (EIP) is proposed to manage discontinuous or breakthrough innovations. In this paper we make use an analytical and interdisciplinary  model of discontinuous learning to manage novelty. Novelty Action (NA) refers … Continue reading

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