A Conceptual Framework for Self-Organization and Merging Processes in Social Systems

  • Gianfranco Minati
  • Maria Pietronilla Penna
  • Eliano Pessa

Abstract

One of the most important problems to be dealt with when studying organizations and social systems concerns the individuation of their inner structural relationships. These latter appear as particularly difficult to describe when we are in the presence of evolutionary changes, such as the ones which give rise to the emergence of new macroscopic relational structures. This is the case, for instance, when we study growth or crisis phases within business companies, or merging processes between them.

Keywords

Concrete Social System Merging Process Global Description Business Company Traditional Framework 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianfranco Minati
    • 1
  • Maria Pietronilla Penna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eliano Pessa
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sui Sistemi (AIRS)MilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di PsicologiaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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