Two of Herbert Simon's best-known papers are 'The Architecture of Complexity' and 'The Structure of Ill-Structured Problems.' We discuss the neglected links between these two papers, highlighting the role of decomposition in the context of problems on which constraints have been imposed as a general approach to problem solving. We apply these Simonian ideas to organisational issues, specifically new organisational forms. Specifically, Simonian ideas allow us to develop a morphology of new organisational forms and to point to some design problems that characterise these forms.
|Journal||International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- Herbert Simon
- Problem solving
- Organisational form
- Design problems