The Evolution of Organization

  • Spyros Makridakis
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


Organization expresses order. It ranges from no organization, thermodynamic equilibrium, to hierarchies of perfect form, symmetry, or interaction. How and why organization started and what causes its evolution over time are questions of utmost scientific and philosophical importance. Yet little is known about them, and what is considered to be known is mostly inferred from historical type observations and falls in the realm of experience or belief.


Maximum Entropy System Size Stable System Hierarchical Level Hierarchical System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Spyros Makridakis
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  1. 1.INSEADFontainebleau CedexFrance

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