InterJournal Complex Systems, 578
Status: Accepted
Manuscript Number: [578]
Submission Date: 20604
An Exploratory Study of Key Factors of Self-Organization in Organizational Systems
Author(s): Willia Glover

Subject(s): CX.13, CX.43

Category: Brief Article

Abstract:

This research is an exploratory investigation of self-organization in complex organizational systems. Self-organization is a process of transformation that culminates in the spontaneous structural reorganization of complex social systems. An instrumental case study methodology was employed to explore this social phenomenon in two Dallas-based organizations. A combination of archival data and interviews revealed two important observations: a) Self-organizing behavior is inherent in organization transformation; and b)the core elements of an organization, its image, mission, and values, are key factors that contribute to self-organization in organizational systems.

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