ERIC Number: EJ873224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Chaos, Complexity, Learning, and the Learning Organization: Towards a Chaordic Enterprise
van Eijnatten, Frans M.; Putnik, Goran D.
Learning Organization, v11 n6 p418-429 2004
In order to set the stage for this special issue, the prime concepts are defined: i.e. "chaos," "complexity," "learning" (individual and organizational), "learning organization," and "chaordic enterprise". Also, several chaos-and-complexity-related definitions of learning and learning organizations are provided. Next, the guest editors' main thesis is presented, namely that the "chaordic enterprise" might be the goal state towards which a company--seen as a learning organization--might evolve, and that the framework of "chaordic systems thinking" could be used as a meta-model to inform a learning organization which is capable of self-organization and transformative change under hyper-turbulent conditions. Finally, in order to illustrate the contours of a chaordic enterprise, the case of a dynamically reconfigurable, globally integrated, networked enterprise is presented.
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