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Knowledge Production in Organizations: A Processual by Kaj U. Koskinen

By Kaj U. Koskinen

The systemic view presents a simple technique by which humans may possibly strengthen their knowing of data construction in enterprises. probably the most vital contributions to this systemic view is the speculation of social autopoiesis which emphasizes that wisdom construction of companies can in basic terms be understood during the view of a social autopoietic process. fresh advancements within the box of association examine have began to view association as a approach instead of as entity. the writer combines during this ebook those ways – autopoietic systemic view and approach considering - in a fashion that firms are obvious as processual autopoietic systems.​

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As discussed earlier, the basic elements of a firm are its inputs, processes, outputs, and feedback. For example, a manufacturing firm collects inputs in the form of raw materials and processes them into an output called a product. Its customers buy the product and comment on its utility and quality, and thus give the firm’s managers important feedback about how to improve the product. In a similar way, innovative firms take in information and raw materials, transform them via creative processes, and produce new technologies.

Franchises and branch offices are examples of how an organizational system replicates itself. However, because systems also change in response to their environment, even apparent clone organizations are likely to contain unique quirks or mutations. In addition, organizations that are abruptly altered, often finds ways to carry on their essential functions or reorganize themselves to continue pursuing their essential goals. All natural systems have this power to invent, reframe, learn, and adjust to their environments.

Although certain basic approaches have been identified as facilitating self-organization (Holland 1995) they do not fully address the interconnectedness that impacts on an organization’s capability to evolve and to create and utilize knowledge. Equifinality is an important characteristic of social systems like firms. In physical systems there is a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the initial conditions and the final state. However, biological and social systems operate differently. The concept of equifinality says that final results may be achieved with different initial conditions and in different ways.

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