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dc.contributor.authorStacey, Ralph
dc.identifier.citationStacey , R 1993 , ' Strategy as order emerging from chaos ' , Long Range Planning , vol. 26 , no. 1 , pp. 10-17 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 546406
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 251fc492-c251-4abc-b93d-197362331e59
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0003093182
dc.description.abstractScientists are developing revolutionary new ways of understanding how nature functions. They have recently discovered that systems in nature (for example, a gas) are capable of endless variety because their dynamics are chaotic—unpredictable new patterns emerge through a process of spontaneous self organization (for example, a laser beam). Since human organizations are dynamic feedback systems just as nature's systems are, these new discoveries—chaos and self organization—apply to organizations and provide managers with a fundamentally different way of understanding their strategic development. With this new frame of reference we can see that it is impossible for managers to plan or envision the long-term future of an innovative organization. Instead, they must create and discover an unfolding future, using their ability to learn together in groups and to interact politically in a spontaneous, self-organizing manneren
dc.relation.ispartofLong Range Planning
dc.titleStrategy as order emerging from chaosen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionManagement and Strategy Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Management, Leadership and Organisation
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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