A Cognitive Approach to Organizational Complexity
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 2004-033/1
34 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2004
Date Written: February 24, 2004
Organizational theory has construed complexity as an objective characteristic of either the structure or the behaviour of an organization. We argue that to further our understanding it should be understood in terms of human cognition of a structure or behavior. This cognitive twist is illustrated using two theoretical approaches, whose relationship is discussed.
Keywords: Organizational complexity, cognition, structure, behaviour
JEL Classification: D23, M1
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