Improvisation – An emergence theory perspective
2015 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, 1-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
The paper addresses the occurrence of improvisation and intuition within dynamic business environments from an emergence theory perspective. As argued, the dynamics of the so-called red queen principle forces competition towards the verge of the manageable, making improvised and intuitive action and decision-making not a shortcoming but a necessity in a successful business context. Particularly, the paper discusses how we may interpret the highly rationalistic acts and outcomes of planning and plans in such chaotic and uncertain contexts. We draw upon a longitudinal study of large industrial project deliveries incorporating more than 25 such deliveries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 1-20 p.
projects, management, improvisation, emergence
Social Sciences Economics and Business Engineering and Technology Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267825DOI: 10.1080/14759551.2015.1021801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267825DiVA: diva2:874473