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Epistemological considerations on agent-based models in evolutionary consumer choice theory

This paper analyzes the epistemological implications of complexity studies on consumer theory. Agent-based models in complexity studies are a good fit to try to describe individual consumption via evolving patterns, and are being painstakingly resear... Read More



An intersubjective measure of organizational complexity

This paper attempts to accomplish the following goals: 1. formulate and elaborate the epistemological problem of studying organizational complexity qua phenomenon and of using ?organizational complexity? qua analytical concept in the study of other... Read More


Human knowing and perceived complexity

Complexity has been understood in different ways since its (re)introduction into scientific discourse. Therefore, instead of proposing a definition of complexity, we group the existing explanations about it into two distinct categories: descriptive a... Read More



Exploring the nature of nonlinear organizational change

The notion of nonlinear change, the most recent addition to the lexicon of change types, emerged as a logical extension of viewing organizations as complex adaptive social systems. As such it may be nothing other than a ?label? following a rich tradi... Read More


Archetypal dynamical systems and semantic frames in vertical and horizontal emergence

This paper introduces the main concepts and constructs of archetypal dynamics, a formal approach to the study of emergence based upon the analysis of coherent, meaning-laden information flows within complex systems. Two forms of emergence, horizontal... Read More