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Drawn from Nature: 9 Properties of Complex Adaptive Systems as a Tool for Change

Posted December 2, 2020 in Business & Enterprise Architecture
Drawn from Nature: 9 Properties of Complex Adaptive Systems
In nature, apparently robust systems can be disrupted by a single new invasive species, while other systems can retain their resilience despite a sustained assault. The behavior of such sys­tems can be explained by the interdisciplinary theory of complex adaptive systems (CAS). This Advisor describes how we can use CAS theory to support organizational change.
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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