Uncovering Systems Agency: A Case for Reading Patterns of Purposive Intent in Organizations -- Pamela Buckle, August 5, 2002

46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Shanghai, P.R. China, August 2-6, 2002.

Monday, August 5, 2002, 1:30 p.m., Human Systems Inquiry Track

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Ph.D. student at U. Calgary, teaches at four colleges

People are funny

Often, organizations behave in a way that is different from their intent. Why?

Interest in dynamics of self-organization (Jantsch, 1980) and entrainment (McGarry, ISSS 2001, McGrath, ISSS 2001)


When talk to young students about science: stories about why things are the way they are.

Can't let this idea about organizational knowledge go.

[lost rest of notes!]


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