Title: Implications of complexity in strategic management

Authors: Elena Olmedo

Addresses: Departament of Economia Aplicada I, University of Sevilla, Spain, Avda. Ramon y Cajal 1, 41018, Sevilla, Spain

Abstract: Within the framework of complexity science, there has been a change in organisational science and therefore lately a change in strategic management. Organisations are now considered to be complex adaptive systems, so traditional leadership based on formal authority and prediction capacity is not well-suited in unstable, changeable and uncertain organisations, characterised by communication, globalisation and emergence. In this paper, we analyse the implications of complexity in strategic management and its evolution over time.

Keywords: complexity science; emergence; complex skills; strategic management; complex adaptive systems; leadership; organisational science.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCLM.2016.075047

International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management, 2016 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.101 - 114

Received: 01 Feb 2015
Accepted: 07 Oct 2015

Published online: 01 Mar 2016 *

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