Wednesday, November 20, 2002

This one appears when i look for deleuzian affinities to phenomenology, chaos and autopoiesis Self-Organisation, Autopoiesis, and Enterprises (Whitaker) Increasing interest in self-organization for understanding enterprises ('purposeful social collectives') derives from the appreciation of three key issues: systemic perspectives on enterprises; auto-determination of system form and function; and contextualization. This article cautions against circular reasoning for explaining the notion of a self-determinant system, and recommends explicit specification of the connotation of 'self-organization.' The paper elaborates upon one approach to self-organization, namely autopoiesis. An overview of the autopoietic theory is provided followed by its relevance to theory and practice of social systems.