Guest Edited by: LINDA DENNARD, KURT A. RICHARDSON, GÖKTUĞ MORÇÖL

Issue Articles


EMERGENCE

Robust policy analysis for complex open systems

Real institutions are ‘open’, which can result in unpredictable changes in both their internal resources and external environment. This implies that a broadly useful approach to decision support must not rely on either prediction or on ga... Read More

ACADEMIC

The complexity of concept mapping for policy analysis

Concept mapping is a participatory mixed methodology that enables diverse participant groups to develop shared conceptual frameworks that can be used in a variety of policy contexts to identify or encourage complexity, and the adaptive emergent prope... Read More

with DEREK CABRERA

PRACTITIONER

Facilitating resource decision making in public organizations drawing upon insights from complexity theory

The aim of this paper is to explore how complexity insights can be used to facilitate resource decision making in public systems. The focus is on health care and in particular the UK National Health System. Attempts at rational resource decision maki... Read More

PRACTITIONER

From worst slum to best example of regeneration

One of the celebrated features of the emergence of ‘complexity thinking’ on the research scene is its acclaimed ability to cut across disciplinary boundaries, offering potential explanations to pertinent issues that have haunted ‘ex... Read More

PRACTITIONER

Questioning cultural orthodoxy

We raise the question of how Ireland can become an innovative knowledge economy. Questioning received orthodoxy we show that Irish culture should put more value on scientific skills, promote a scientifically literate culture, and reform institutional... Read More

with CATHAL M. BRUGHA

PHILOSOPHY

Using complexity science in organization studies

Some authors claim that attempts to apply complexity science to organization can only be successful if loyalty is paid to original meanings: only when students of organization accept complexity science as indivisible and operationalize complexity con... Read More