Simplexity Thinking and the Basadur Innovation Profile Assessment

  • Min BasadurEmail author
  • Tim Basadur
  • Gordana Licina
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6616-1_427-2

Introduction

Rapidly accelerating societal and economic change is posing new, more complex challenges for management researchers seeking to improve organizations. Many organizations that prospered during more stable times – times that rewarded routinized efficiency – now find themselves poorly adapted to today’s new economic and social realities. In every direction, traditional structures are abruptly being reshaped or falling down. Once successful companies are finding that their sure-hit formulas no longer work. Long revered icons of organizational excellence have been humbled and even bailed out of bankruptcy and imminent demise by government intervention. Individuals, families, and entire communities are finding the world shifting beneath their feet as traditional markets, industries, and sources of employment disappear under the impact of new information technologies, global competition, lack of regulation of financial institutions, uncertainty about global warming, transitioning...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Michael G. DeGroote School of BusinessMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.College of Business, Krauss Hall 215Concordia University ChicagoRiver ForestUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Igor N. Dubina
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Novosibirsk National Research State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Altai State UniversityBarnaulRussia