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Uninterrupted Knowledge Creation

Process Philosophy and Autopoietic Perspectives

Authors: Koskinen, Kaj U., Breite, Reiner

  • Introduces the concept of recursivity as a binding force between process and stability
  • Suggests improvements to systems thinking in management studies
  • Provides in-depth overview of knowledge, epistemology and autopoiesis
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About this book

A common charge leveled against the autopoietic perspective is that it does not explain change or, consequently, knowledge creation. This book demonstrates that knowledge creation is not always an ongoing process, as is claimed in many process philosophy and autopoietic research works. The author introduces the idea of recursivity, which represents the explanatory potential for uninterrupted knowledge creation and paves the way for interaction between process (e.g. production) and stability (e.g. structure). The book describes the nature and role of recursivity in detail, especially in terms of how a system’s structure and production become media for one another. The book also acknowledges the value of the systems perspective on organizations in management studies, but suggests a different approach to defining systems, one that includes autopoietic elements.


 

About the authors

Late Prof. ​Kaj U. Koskinen was an Adjunct Professor in the department of Industrial Management and Engineering at Tampere University (Finland). Dr Koskinen’s research interests were focused on knowledge and project management and he published several articles and books on autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based environments.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uninterrupted Knowledge Creation
Book Subtitle
Process Philosophy and Autopoietic Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57303-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57303-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-57302-7
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 104
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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