Autopoietic Organization Theory: Drawing on Niklas Luhmann's Social Systems Perspective

Tore Bakken, Tor Hernes

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In bringing together authors from different European countries and institutions, as well as from different disciplines, this anthology introduces the reader to selected areas of Luhmann's autopoiesis that have bearing on organization theory. It discusses aspects that are of particular interest to both theoretical and empirical organization theory, and in doing so it enables students of organizations to acquire better appreciation of Luhmann's thinking.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOslo
PublisherCopenhagen Business School Press
Number of pages299
ISBN (Print)9788763001038 , 8763001039 , 8279350225
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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