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Publications

Complexity/Order - Creation Science

  1. Toward a Complexity Theory of Entrepreneurship,” Journal of Business Venturing, 2003, 23 pages.
  2. “Transcendental Organizational Foresight in Nonlinear Contexts.” In H. Tsoukas and J. Shepard (eds.), Probing the Future: Developing Organizational Foresight in the Knowledge Economy. UK, 2003, 27 pages.
  3. “MicroStrategy from MacroLeadership: Distributed Intelligence via New Science.” In A. Y. Lewin and H. Volberda (eds.). Mobilizing the Self-Renewing Organization. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharp, 2003, 18 pages.
  4. “Postmodernism vs. Truth in Management Theory.” In Ed Locke, (ed.), Post: Modernism & Management: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier, 2003, 28 pages.
  5. “Social Order-Creation Instability Dynamics: Heterogeneous Agents and Fast-Motion Science—on the 100th Anniversary of Bénard’s Dissertation,” Journal of Bioeconomics, 2003, 16 pages.
  6. “Emergent Order in Firms: Complexity Science vs. the Entanglement Trap.” In E. Mitleton-Kelly, (ed.), Organizations Are Complex Social Systems. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Pergamon, 2003, 15 pages.
  7. “Managing Coevolutionary Dynamics: Some Leverage Points.” Submitted to Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Science, January 2003, 18 pages.
  8. “Situated Learning Theory: Adding Rate and Complexity Effects via Kauffman’s NK Model” (Y. Yuan, 1st author). Resubmitted to Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, December 2002, 20 pages.
  9. “Foundations of New Social Science: Institutional Legitimacy from Philosophy, Complexity Science, Postmodernism, and Agent-based Modeling” (L. Henrickson 1st author). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 99, 2002, 7288–7297. (9 page version)
  10. “On the Agent-Modeling of Emergence: Some Scaling Propositions” (Benyamin Bergmann Lichtenstein 1st author). Working paper, University of Hartford, CT, January 2002.
  11. “Foundations of New Social Science: Institutional Legitimacy from Philosophy, Complexity Science, Postmodernism, and Agent-based Modeling.” Presented at the National Academy of Sciences Colloquium—Adaptive Agents, Intelligence and Emergent Human Organization: Capturing Complexity Through Agent-Based Modeling, October, 5-6, 2001. (33 page version)
  12. “Energizing Order-Creating Networks of Distributed Intelligence,” International Journal of Innovation Management, 5, 2001, 181–212.
  13. “What Is Complexity Science? It’s Really Order-Creation Science,” Emergence, 3, 2001 137–157.
  14. “Improving Corporate IQ.” Proceedings, Workshop on Managerial Implications of Complexity Theory in the Network Economy, sponsored by ISUFI, University of Lecce, at Ostuni, Italy, July 14th, 2001, 6 pages.
  15. “Improving Corporate IQ.” Keynote Address, Proceedings, Conference on Complex Systems in Industry, International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, September 2000, 6 pages.
  16. “Emergent Distributed Intelligence as a Rent-Generating Competence: A Complexity Theory Approach.” Presented at the 5th International Conference on Competence-Based Management, Helsinki University of Technology, June 10–14, 2000.
  17. “Improving Corporate IQ.” Proceedings. Third Intangibles Conference on Knowledge, Ross Institute of Accounting Research, Stern School, NYU, New York, May 2000, 15 pages.
  18. “The 0th Law in Physical, Biological, and Social Systems: Complexity Science vs. the Entanglement Trap—in Firms.” Presented at the Conference of Entanglement at the Human Scale, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February 2000, 19 pages.
  19. “Self-Organization, Complexity Catastrophes, and Microstate Models at the Edge of Chaos.” In J. A. C. Baum and B. McKelvey (eds.), Variations in Organization Science: In Honor of Donald T. Campbell. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1999, 279–307.
  20. “Complexity and Management: Moving from Fad to Firm Foundations” (S. Maguire 1st author), Emergence, 1(2), 1999, 19–61.
  21. “Avoiding Complexity Catastrophe in Coevolutionary Pockets: Strategies for Rugged Landscapes,” Organization Science, 10, 1999, 294–321.
  22. “The Gurus Speak," Emergence, 1(1), 1999, 73–91.
  23. “Complexity Theory in Organization Science: Seizing the Promise or Becoming a Fad?” Emergence, 1(1), 1999, 5–32.
  24. “Complexity vs. Selection Among Coevolutionary Firms,” Comportamento Organizacionale Gestão, 4, 1998, 17–59.
  25. “Thwarting Faddism at the Edge of Chaos.” Presented at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Workshop on Complexity and Organization, June 1998, 38 pages.
  26. “‘Good’ Science from Postmodernist Ontology: Realism, Complexity Theory, and Emergent Dissipative Structures.” Keynote Address, 1st Winter Sun-Break Conf. on Non-Linearity & Organizations, Las Cruces, NM, January 1998, 34 pages.
  27. “Complexity vs. Selection: Retuning Kauffman’s ‘Tunable’ Landscape.” Working paper, June 1997, 32 pages. [Accepted at Organization Science but #8 (below) was substituted instead—simpler.]
  28. "Quasi-natural Organization Science,” Organization Science, 8, 1997, 351–381.