This book offers a systematic approach for understanding knowledge production in organizations, which combines the autopoietic systemic view and process thinking. The author proposes a methodology that views organizations as processual autopoietic systems.
Presents a combination of social autopoiesis and process thinking
Preface by Johan Roos.- Processual Knowledge Production in Autopoietic Organizations.- Organization.- Systemic View and Systems Thinking.- Autopoiesis.- Process Perspective.- Luhmann's View of Social Autopoietic Systems.- Epistemological Assumptions.- Knowledge and Knowledge Management.- Evolution and Learning in Organizations.- Micro-Macro Problem.- Macro and Micro Processes.- Firm as a Processual Autopoietic Knowledge Production Organization.
The systemic view provides a basic approach through which people may advance their understanding of knowledge production in organizations. One of the most important contributions to this systemic view is the theory of social autopoiesis which emphasizes that knowledge production of organizations can only be understood through the view of a social autopoietic system. Recent developments in the field of organization research have started to view organization as a process rather than as entity. The author combines in this book these two approaches - autopoietic systemic view and process thinking - in a way that organizations are seen as processual autopoietic systems._