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The Intelligent Enterprise

Theoretical Concepts and Practical Implications

Authors: Thannhuber, Markus

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Today's enterprises have to continuously extend their operational limits to earn profit, thrive and prosper. Over time evolution led to the development of two concepts to master this challenge: intelligence and knowledge. This work introduces a system theoretic perspective on enterprises, regarding them as natural living systems formed by evolutional forces. Intelligence and knowledge manifest in the system's behavior. 'Intelligence' is identified as the necessary framework that realizes continuous adaptation through the ongoing development and incorporation of control procedures and building blocks. The content that fills this framework is the 'Enterprise Knowledge'.  The rigid framework of business processes has to be replaced by a project framework, employees have to be integrated as 'Knowledge Workers' and IT systems have to offer advanced structural and organizational properties to facilitate declarative processing.

"The transition towards intelligent enterprises requires drastic organizational changes. ... With the presented work Markus Thannhuber introduces a theoretic framework and opens up new perspectives for Managerial Sciences, Organization Theory and Industrial Engineering."
Hans-Jörg Bullinger, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany

 

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

  • Background

    Pages 13-22

  • The Approach

    Pages 23-33

  • Theory of Real Systems

    Pages 35-52

  • Theory of System Knowledge

    Pages 53-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Intelligent Enterprise
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Concepts and Practical Implications
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1607-5
DOI
10.1007/b138147
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1555-9
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 142
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations
Topics