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Autopoietic Organization Theory: Drawing on Niklas Luhmanns Social System Perspective Tore Bakken

Autopoietic Organization Theory: Drawing on Niklas Luhmanns Social System Perspective

Tore Bakken

Published March 1st 2003
ISBN : 9788763001038
Paperback
299 pages
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Organization theorists have since the 1980s pointed out that autopoiesis represents considerable potential for developing alternative ways of understanding organizations. Niklas Luhmanns autopoiesis, being developed specifically for theorizingMoreOrganization theorists have since the 1980s pointed out that autopoiesis represents considerable potential for developing alternative ways of understanding organizations. Niklas Luhmanns autopoiesis, being developed specifically for theorizing social systems, is gradually finding its way into organization studies. 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 Luhmanns 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 Luhmanns thinking.