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Articles

Volume introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 1

Editor's introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 1

Editor's note (1.3)
Volume: 1, Issue 3

Volume introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 2

Volume introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 3

Editor's Note
Volume: 5, Issue 2

Editor's Note
Volume: 3, Issue 2

Editor’s introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 3

Editor's note (1.1)
Volume: 1, Issue 1

Editor's Note
Volume: 3, Issue 3

Editor's Note
Volume: 4, Issue 4

Editor’s introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 2

Editor's Note
Volume: 5, Issue 1

Editor's Note
Volume: 2, Issue 2

Editor's Note
Volume: 2, Issue 4

Editor's Note
Volume: 5, Issue 3

Editor's Note
Volume: 2, Issue 3

Editor's Note
Volume: 5, Issue 4

Volume introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 4

Founding Editor's note
Volume: 6, Issue 1-2

Editor's Note
Volume: 3, Issue 1

Editor's Note
Volume: 4, Issue 3

Why Do Management Research?
Volume: 2, Issue 3

Editor's introduction
Volume: 21, Issue 4

Complexity Science
Volume: 3, Issue 2

On the Status of Boundaries, Both Natural and Organizational
Volume: 3, Issue 4

The Redefinition of Memes
Volume: 5, Issue 3
Memetics has reached a crunch point. If, in the near future, it does not demonstrate that it can be more than merely a conceptual framework, it will be selected out. While it is true that many successful paradigms started out as such a framework and later moved on to become pivotal theories, it also true that many more have simply faded away. A framework for thinking about phenomena can be useful if it delivers new insights but, ultimately, if there are no usable results academics will look elsewhere. Such frameworks have considerable power over those that hold them for these people will see the world through these “theoretical spectacles” (Kuhn, 1969)—to the converted the framework appears necessary. The converted are ambitious to demonstrate the universality of their way of seeing things; more mundane but demonstrable examples seem to them as simply obvious. However such frameworks will not continue to persuade new academics if it does not provide them with any substantial explanatory or predictive “leverage.” Memetics is no exception to this pattern. (Edmonds, 2002)

The gurus speak: Complexity and organizations:
Volume: 1, Issue 1

Complexity, Emergence, Resilience, and Coherence
Volume: 4, Issue 3

Models without Morals
Volume: 5, Issue 2

When Modeling Social Systems, Models ≠ the Modeled
Volume: 3, Issue 4

Complexity
Volume: 1, Issue 1

The challenge of complexity
Volume: 6, Issue 1-2