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9 Properties of Complex Adaptive Systems Theory

Posted March 14, 2018 in Business & Enterprise Architecture
Business & Enterprise Architecture

Even radical approaches to change management, such as business process engineering or Lean, assume there is a desirable endpoint (however temporary) toward which change is directed. However, what if change happens so continuously that no fixed endpoint exists for any initiative, but instead organizations must constantly change, not just to succeed, but even to survive?

About The Author
Roger Sweetman
Roger Sweetman is a Lecturer in information systems at Maynooth University, where he teaches IT-enabled innovation, and is also part of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. His research uses complex adaptive systems theory to explain and support dramatic change involving technology at the project, portfolio, and organizational level in dynamic environments. Previously, Mr. Sweetman was a design engineer and a portfolio manager in the… Read More
Kieran Conboy
Kieran Conboy is a Professor in information systems at NUI Galway and leads the research group with Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. His research examines contemporary technology management and design, including the concepts of temporality, flow, open innovation, and agility. Previously, Mr. Conboy worked for Accenture Consulting and the University of New South Wales. He has published over 100 articles in leading international journals… Read More
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