Strategy for Managing Complex Systems: A Contribution to Management Cybernetics for Evolutionary Systems

Campus Verlag, 12.05.2016 - 564 Seiten
Malik demonstrates that management and management theory have strong foundations in systems science, and most specifically in a certain type of cybernetics of truly complex systems, of organismic, self-organizing, and evolving systems.
We live in a world of highly complex systems. Many of these systems are extremely fragile, we do not have any substantial knowledge of their structure or behavior, and we are far from having them under control. It seems as though even minute occurrences can cause these systems to implode and/or gather alarming momentum, which our institutions are hardly prepared and equipped to deal with.
This underlines the urgency of studying complex systems more thoroughly, rather than indulging in quick fixes and can-doism. Only then will we adequately value the most important function of our 21st-century society of complexity the management of its institutions and organizations and be able to implement the necessary improvements. Cybernetic management means self-organization: organizing a complex system in such a way that it will be able to self-organize. That means we will migrate to completely new and different solutions. This book provides the basics on how to create robust, functional, and sustainably viable systems. One of the reasons why it has become a classic on management cybernetics, now in its 11th edition, is that the strategies and heuristic principles of complexity management are still relevant now more than ever.


Preface to the 1st German Edition
Preface to the 2nd German Edition
Preface to the 3rd German Edition
Preface to the 4th German Edition
Preface to the 5th German Edition
Preface to the 7th German Edition
Preface to the 10th German Edition
Preface to the 11th German Edition
Construction and Evolution
1 The Cybernetic Organization Structures of Management Systems
2 Strategic Management and the Problemof Complexity
3 Strategies for Managing Complexity
When the End is a Beginning

Introduction to the 5th Edition

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Autoren-Profil (2016)

Fredmund Malik is a management theorist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He is founder and chairman of Malik Management, the world's leading knowledge organization for integrated management systems based on the science of cybernetics. He is the author, most recently, of Managing Performing Living: Effective Management for a New World‒Second Edition, also published by Campus Verlag. Fredmund Malik ist ein vielfach ausgezeichneter Autor von Bestsellern, darunter der Klassiker "Führen Leisten Leben", der zu den 100 besten Managementbüchern aller Zeiten gehört. Zu seinen Auszeichnungen zählen das Ehrenkreuz der Republik Österreich für Wissenschaft und Kunst (2009), der Heinz-von-Foerster-Preis für Organisationskybernetik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kybernetik (2010) und jüngst der Life Achievement Award der Weiterbildung (2018) für seine Verdienste in der Management-Lehre. Jutta Scherer is founder and owner of JS Textworks, a communications firm based in Germany.

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