By Pierpaolo Andriani, Giuseppina Passiante
This complaints quantity offers a multidisciplinary research of contemporary companies as complicated structures and a few managerial implications of coping with complicated networks within the wisdom economic system. It discusses the influence of significant forces which are changing brand new enterprise panorama, reminiscent of sweeping technological alterations, unbundling of built-in buildings, starting to be interdependence among once-independent sectors and elevated unpredictability of method results. the outcome has been and should more and more be the kingdom of complicated interconnected networks in company. one of many demanding situations dealing with present day administration is to advance theories and practices that deal with the dynamics of industrial networks. Complexity idea has a lot to give a contribution to this goal. therefore, this quantity specializes in exploring the rising styles of order and discussing the hot administration practices appropriate to the community financial system.
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This is not because of some inadequacy in our modelling techniques, but a result of the meaning of the notions “model” and “complex”. There will always be a gap between the two. This gap should serve as a creative impulse that continually challenges us to transform our models, not as a reason to give up. 3 Ethics and complexity Before I continue, I want to make clear how the notion of ethics is used here. I do not take it to mean being nice or being altruistic. It has nothing to do with middle class values, nor can it be reduced to some interpretation of current social norms.
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If the history of the model and the history of the system is not kept identical (and I cannot see how this can be done in anything but the most trivial of cases), the two will soon become uncorrelated. My conclusion is that it is impossible to have a perfect model of a complex system. This is not because of some inadequacy in our modelling techniques, but a result of the meaning of the notions “model” and “complex”. There will always be a gap between the two. This gap should serve as a creative impulse that continually challenges us to transform our models, not as a reason to give up.