The Dynamics of CMOL: In Search of Network Performance

Jens Geersbro, Laurids Hedaa

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Abstract

Inspired by the research in the field of complexity theory and its potential applications within areas of social science such as e.g. business networks, this paper attempts to develop and indicate a possible way of researching performance in such networks. Although computer simulations of complexity phenomena can be highly seductive, the authors believe that analogies and parallels to business networks, that in their essence are based on human interactions should be made with a lot of caution. Human beings are in many ways very different from computer programs. The thematic approach described here is an attempt to address this fact while still drawing on the intriguing world of complexity theory phenomena. The paper is part of a PhD. project in complexity theory and business networks.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2002
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event12th Nordic Workshop on Interorganisational Research - Kolding, Denmark
Duration: 16 Aug 200218 Aug 2002
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th Nordic Workshop on Interorganisational Research
Number12
CountryDenmark
CityKolding
Period16/08/200218/08/2002

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Geersbro, J., & Hedaa, L. (2002). The Dynamics of CMOL: In Search of Network Performance. Paper presented at 12th Nordic Workshop on Interorganisational Research, Kolding, Denmark.