|InterJournal Complex Systems, 1997
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Submission Date: 71028
|The Advancement of Womenˇ¦s Status at Work|
Subject(s): CX.4, CX.43, CX.44
The main purpose of this study is to explore the changes in womenˇ¦s workplace status from a complexity perspective. By adopting the core concepts, self-organizing and nonlinear feedback, from dissipative structure theory and catastrophe theory, the sub-theories of complexity science, this study demonstrates the hidden patterns in womenˇ¦s status advancement and provides a rich theoretical explanation of the qualitative changes and transition processes. The longitudinal data, ranging from 1978 to 2003, was drawn from Human Resource Survey and Economic Statistics, released monthly by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. The geometric-oriented phase portrait method was employed for data analysis via visualizing the research outcomes. In addition, theoretical implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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