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MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2007, pp. 10331035
 

Summary: MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2007, pp. 1033­1035
issn 0025-1909 eissn 1526-5501 07 5307 1033
informs®
doi 10.1287/mnsc.1060.0696
© 2007 INFORMS
Complex Systems--A New Paradigm for
the Integrative Study of Management,
Physical, and Technological Systems
Luis A. Nunes Amaral
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois 60208, amaral@northwestern.edu
Brian Uzzi
Department of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois 60208, uzzi@northwestern.edu
In this introductory note, we describe the motivation for this special issue on complex systems. We begin
by noting the potential management opportunities offered by recent advances in complexity science. After
defining the nature of complex systems and the many ways they are expressed in organizations and markets,
we briefly describe the main tools and concepts of complexity theory. We close with a brief review of the articles
in this issue and their relevance to the interests and concerns of managers.

  

Source: Amaral, Luis A.N. - Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Physics; Biology and Medicine