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Organizations pp 117-166 | Cite as

The Social “arche,” Organizations as Social Systems: Luhmann

  • Jan Achterbergh
  • Dirk Vriens
Chapter

Abstract

In the previous chapters, we explored the first organizational “arche,” i.e., we discussed organizations as conducting risky experiments with meaningful survival. We based this discussion on insights taken from first- and second-order cybernetics.

Keywords

Organizational Member Related Element Communication Pathway Prior Decision Autopoietic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fac. Management SciencesRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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