Paul Moran's scientific contributions

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Complexity' may best be understood as a systemic paradigm which explores the dynamics of systems which are open and dissipative and consist of interconnected agents. The implications for addressing small business from a complex, dynamic perspective are explored and a number of potential future directions for research are suggested. Some caveats are...
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The proposal that the metaphors associated with complexity theory can inform the business world is made by several writers (Wheatley, 1992; Stacey, 1996; McMaster, 1996, Merry, 1995), but is open to critique that the metaphors are not grounded in the field of study, but in other domains that may or may not be analogous. In previous articles, the au...

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... Las decisiones e interacciones con el contexto, lejos de ser controladas, más bien emergen desde su interior (Prigogine y Stengers, 1979). Una perspectiva mecanicista de la organización no estaría de acuerdo con su dinámica (Fuller y Moran, 2000). ...
... T he proposal that the metaphors associated with complexity theory can inform the business world is made by several writers (Wheatley, 1992; Stacey, 1996; McMaster, 1996, Merry, 1995), but is open to critique that the metaphors are not grounded in the field of study, but in other domains that may or may not be analogous. In previous articles, the authors (Fuller, 1998Fuller, , 1999 Fuller and Moran, 1999) have illustrated the apparent analogies between complex adaptive systems and the world of small firms. However, because there is no grounding of these analogies in that domain, there is no evidence that complexity theory has validity in describing or explaining empirical observation. ...