Revisiting the Complex Adaptive Systems Paradigm: Leading Perspectives for Researching Operations and Supply Chain Management Issues

Anand, Nair and Reed-Tsochas, Felix (2019) Revisiting the Complex Adaptive Systems Paradigm: Leading Perspectives for Researching Operations and Supply Chain Management Issues. Journal of Operations Management, 65 (2). pp. 80-92. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This paper introduces the articles that are part of this special issue and presents a conceptual model for a renewed consideration of the complex adaptive systems (CAS) perspective in operations and supply chain management research. A literature review identifies the approaches taken in published research to examine issues such as complexity, adaptation, and emergent behavior. We present a revised conceptual framework that offers directions for embracing key tenets from CAS research so as to gain deeper insights into pertinent issues within the field. We also propose some methodological directions that can help in undertaking rigorous investigations of some important aspects that have theoretical and managerial significance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Complexity, Adaptation, Emergent behavior, Nonlinear dynamics, Co-evolution, Complex adaptive systems
Subject(s): Complexity
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 15:48
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 15:48
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/7350

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