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Governance pp 23-45 | Cite as

Actors, images, and systems

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

This chapter defines how a Weltanschauung evolves and thereby implicitely describes the Weltanschauung underlying this research. Therefore, it introduces the three basic concepts of actor, image, and system and thus describes how actors are seen to create their common lifeworld. The definitions and intrepretations presented are not the only possible variants. There have been and constantly are major struggles going on in the scientific discussion. However, whatevever Weltanschauung is adopted, it will always entail assumptions on how actors create their images on the world and how they commonly create contexts, i.e. systems. Therefore, actors, images and systems are invariant determinants of any evolving Weltanschauung.

Keywords

Viable System Model Autopoietic System Shared Context Requisite Variety Boundary Judgement 
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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2008

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