Handbook of Research on Autopoiesis and Self-Sustaining Processes for Organizational Success

Handbook of Research on Autopoiesis and Self-Sustaining Processes for Organizational Success

Małgorzata Pańkowska (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)
Release Date: January, 2021|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 432|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6713-5
ISBN13: 9781799867135|ISBN10: 1799867137|EISBN13: 9781799867159|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799867142
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Description

Autopoietic systems show a remarkable property in the way they interact with their environment: on the one hand building blocks and energy (including information) are exchanged with the environment, which characterizes them as open systems; on the other hand, any functional mechanisms—the way the system processes, incorporates building blocks, and responds to information—are totally self-determined and cannot be controlled by interventions from the environment. Information systems in an organization seem to accept the autopoietic system way of development and can help managers to understand the operations of their organizations better.

The Handbook of Research on Autopoiesis and Self-Sustaining Processes for Organizational Success is an innovative reference book that presents the meaning of autopoietic organizations for social and information science, examines how autopoietic organizations are information self-producing and self-controlled, and provides a framework for its development in modern organizations. The book focuses on analyzing autopoiesis features such as self-managing, self-sustaining, self-producing, self-regulating, etc. Moreover, as the aforementioned characteristics receive a new interpretation in IT environments, the book also includes an exploration of IT solutions that enable the development of these characteristics. This book is ideal for professionals, academicians, researchers, and students working in the field of information economics and management in various disciplines such as information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, computer science, and information technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Systems
  • Digital Transformation
  • Industry 4.0
  • Learning Organizations
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Development
  • Self-Organizing Manufacturing Systems
  • Simulation Modelling
  • Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Organizations

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Malgorzata Pankowska is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Informatics at University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. She received the qualification in econometrics and statistics from the Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice in 1981, the Ph.D. degree in 1988 and the Doctor Habilitatus degree in 2009, both from the Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice. She participated in EU Leonardo da Vinci Programme projects as well as gave lectures within the Socrates Program Teaching Staff Exchange in Braganca, Portugal, Trier, Germany, Brussels, Belgium, in Vilnius, Lithuania, and in Ostrava, Czech Republic. She is a member of ISACA and the Secretary in the Board of the Polish Society for Business Informatics. Her research interests include virtual organization development, ICT project management, IT outsourcing, information governance, corporate architecture and business information systems design and implementation. Personal Webpage: web.ue.katowice.pl/pank