Growing Systems in an Emergent Organization

Growing Systems in an Emergent Organization

Duane P. Truex (Georgia State University, USA and Mittuniversitetet, Sweden), Richard Baskerville (Georgia State University, USA) and Heinz K. Klein (Temple University, USA)
Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-98-8.ch021
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Abstract

The degree of organizational change is reaching a frenzied pace. Organizational change is currently driven by the rapid development of commercial technology, global markets and reengineered, quality-oriented organizations. This constant need to change gives rise to a recognition that human organizations in the current era are no longer stable, but are continuously adapting to their shifting environment. These organizations can be said to be in a state of constantly seeking stability, while never achieving it. Such organizations are said to be “emergent,” and include many of today’s commercial and government organizations.

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