Dynamics and Change in Organizations

Studies in Organizational Semiotics

  • Henk W. M. Gazendam
  • René J. Jorna
  • Ruben S. Cijsouw

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Henk W. M. Gazendam, René J. Jorna, Ruben S. Cijsouw
      Pages 1-12
  3. Evolutionary and systems theoretical approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Victor V. Kryssanov, Masayuki Okabe, Koh Kakusho, Michihiko Minoh
      Pages 37-59
  4. Behaviour-oriented approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. M. Cecilia C. Baranauskas, Kecheng Liu, Samuel Chong
      Pages 63-87
    3. Zhiwu Xie, Kecheng Liu, David Emmitt
      Pages 89-102
    4. Boris Shishkov, Zhiwu Xie, Kecheng Liu, Jan L. G. Dietz
      Pages 117-131
  5. Knowledge-oriented approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Ewa Braf
      Pages 165-181
    3. Henk W. M. Gazendam
      Pages 183-213
    4. Ruben Cijsouw, René Jorna
      Pages 215-243
    5. Pierre-Jean Charrel
      Pages 263-277
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-285

About this book


Organizational Semiotics occupies an important niche in the research community of human communication and information systems. It opens up new ways of understanding the functioning of information and information resources in organised behaviour. In recent years, a numberof workshops and conferences have provided researchers and practitioners opportunities to discuss their theories, methods and practices and to assess the benefits and potential of this approach. Literature in this field is much in demand but still difficult to find, so we are pleased to offer a third volume in the miniseries of Studies in Organizational Semiotics. This book is based on the papers and discussions of the fifth workshop on Organizational Semiotics held in Delft, June 13-15, 2002, hosted by Groningen University and Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. The topic of this workshop was the dynamics and change in organizations. The chapters in this book reflect recent developments in theory and applications and demonstrate the significance of Organizational Semiotics to information systems, human communication and coordination, organizational analysis and modelling. In particular, it provides a framework that accommodates both the technical and social aspects of information systems. The mini-series presents the frontier of the research in this area and shows how the theory and techniques enhance the quality of work on information systems.


Change business knowledge management management organization organizations social systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Henk W. M. Gazendam
    • 1
    • 2
  • René J. Jorna
    • 1
  • Ruben S. Cijsouw
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Management and OrganizationUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Business, Public Administration and TechnologyTwente UniversityEnschedeThe Netherlands

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