Co-evolution Path Model: How Enterprises as Complex Systems Should Survive on the Edge of Chaos?
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In this theoretical paper, we introduce and describe a model, and demonstrate its origins from the disciplines of Enterprise Architecture, cybernetics and systems theory. We use cybernetic thinking to develop a 'Co-evolution Path Model' that describes how enterprises as complex systems co-evolve with their complex environments. The model re-interprets Stafford Beer's Viable System Model, and also uses the theorem of the 'good regulator' of Conant and Ashby, exemplifying how various complexity management theories could be synthesised into a cybernetic theory of Enterprise Architecture, using concepts from the generalisation of EA frameworks.
Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Conference on Information Systems
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Information Systems Theory