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From Manufacture to Mindfacture

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One of the most powerful tools available to an organization is its ability to create, maintain, and share knowledge and information vital to the success of the organization. From Manufacture to Mindfacture: A Relational Viable Systems Theory explores the concept of the organizational structure through the lens of the viable systems approach. Focusing particularly on human interaction and collaboration within a business setting, this research-based publication is ideally designed for use by business managers, social theorists, upper-level students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  1. Related References
  2. Cover
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. RELATIONAL NETWORKS
    2. FROM PIECEWORK TO RENSWORK
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: From Autono-Mine to Autono-Yours
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. IMPLICATIONS OF CHANGING NOTIONS OF REALITY AND OBSERVER
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: From Hierarchical Structure to Relational Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TRUST-BASED NETWORKS
    5. DECISION-MAKING
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: From Manufacture to Mindfacture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. NETWORKS IN ACTION
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Mind Value Processes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A CHIMERA OF KNOWLEDGE AND ITS VALUE: INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
    4. KNOWLEDGE AND VALUE
    5. A HIDDEN GUEST
    6. FINALLY, WHAT IS ECONOMY?
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Value Creation Process
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANALYSIS OF THE DEFINITIONS OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL: THE COGNITIVE SCHOOLS PERSECTIVES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES
    4. MAIN FOCUS
    5. INVENTING AN ORGANIZATION AS RELATIONAL STATES STRUCTURE
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS and DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Organizational Relational Viability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ORIGINAL IDEAS: DISTINCTIONS BASED ON BEER
    4. THE CONCEPT OF RELATIONAL VIABILITY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Strategic Intelligence Process
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AS A RELATIONAL SEMIOTIC SYSTEM
    4. MAIN FOCUS
    5. AND WHERE TO FROM HERE?
    6. BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Emerging Design
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOME FOOTPRINTS
    4. BASIS OF EMERGING DESIGN: THE WARP NETWORK (AN IMAGINARY DIALOGUE)
    5. SPIRAL OF DIFFUSION
    6. CASE STUDY: ORGANIZATION ALFA
    7. AT THE END OF THE DAY
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: Why Not?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS: EMERGENT ENTERPRISE
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: The Sound of the Spiral
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COORDINATES OF THE TURN TO HETRARCHY
    4. PRESERVATION CHANGE AS A SPIRAL
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Authors