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Corporate Policy and Governance

How Organizations Self-Organize

In Corporate Policy and Governance, Fredmund Malik offers insight into his cybernetic toolkit along with instructions for its use. He argues that businesses and other societal institutions can function “autodynamically”—in much the same fashion that modern technology steers, controls, and regulates itself—by adopting general systems policies. Explaining the way that organizations must be structured so they can organize themselves, Malik presents his cybernetic general management system for the age of complexity in this compelling book that every corporate executive should rea

356 pages | 50 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2011

Economics and Business: Economics--International and Comparative


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Table of Contents

What This Is All About
Concept and Logic of the Series Management: Mastering Complexity
What Readers Need to Understand in Order to Understand this Book

Part I: From Organization to Self-Organization
1. Manifesto for Corporate REvolution
2. Work Plan for Cybernetic Corporate Policy
3. Hypotheses
4. Terminology
Part II: New Times—New Management
1. Constants through Change: Invariance, Self-Organization, Evolution
2. Prototypes of System and Self-Organization
3. Mast Control through Corporate Policy
4. Navigating in Complexity—Models for Overview, Insight, and Perspective
Part III: Instructions for Self-Organization
1. What the Organization Should Do: The Business Concept
2. Where the Organization Has to Function: The Environment Concept
3. How and With What the Organization Should Function: The Management Concept
Part IV: Sovereignty and Leadership through Master Control
1. Order, Time, Peace
2. Top-Management Frame of Reference for Change Leaders
3. Mastering the Master Controls—Source of Leadership
4. A Look Forward—Current Top Management Issues
5. The Crisis of Top Executive Bodies and Their REvolution
6. REvolution: From Chief Executive Officer to Master Control Function
7. Top Management Teams
8. Master Controls for Leadership
9. Heuristics for Winners: The Logic of Succeeding
Epilogue

Appendix: The Malik Management System And Its Users
About the Author
Literature
Index

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