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MGMT 8007M Complexity and Applied Systems Thinking: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MGMT 8007M Course Readings

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Allenby, B., & Fink, J. (2005). Toward inherently secure and resilient societies. Science, 309(5737), 1034–1036.

Beinhocker, E. D. (2011). Evolution as computation: Integrating self-organization with generalized Darwinism. Journal of Institutional Economics, 7(3), 393-423.

Boulding, K. E. (1956). General systems theory: The skeleton of science. Management Science (Pre-1986), 2(3), 197–208.

Denning, P. J. (2004). Network laws. Communications of the ACM, 47(11), 15–20

Fichter, L. S., Pyle, E. J., & Whitmeyer, S. J. (2010a). Expanding evolutionary theory beyond Darwinism with elaborating, self-organizing, and fractionating complex evolutionary systems. Journal of Geoscience Education, 58(2), 58–64.

Fichter, L. S., Pyle, E. J., & Whitmeyer, S. J. (2010b). Strategies and rubrics for teaching chaos and complex systems theories as elaborating, self-organizing, and fractionating evolutionary systems. Journal of Geoscience Education, 58(2), 65–85.

Hodgson, G. M., & Knudsen, T. (2004). The firm as an interactor: Firms as vehicles for habits and routines. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 14(3), 281–307.

Mitchell, M. (2006). Complex systems: Network thinking. Artificial Intelligence, 170(18), 1194–1212.

Newman, M. E. J. (2003). The structure and function of complex networks. SIAM Review, 45(2), 167–256.

Smith, R. M., & Bedau, M. A. (2000). Is Echo a complex adaptive system? Evolutionary Computation, 8(4), 419–442. Retrieved from

Uhl-Bien, M. (2006). Relational leadership theory: Exploring the social processes of leadership and organizing. The Leadership Quarterly, 17(6), 654–676.

Von Bertalanffy, L. (1972). The history and status of general systems theory. Academy of Management Journal (Pre-1986), 15(4), 407–426.

Other Readings

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