A Selected Complexity Bibliography
As Suggested by Ernst & Young's Center for Business Innovation
On the New Economy
Complexity Theory & the Business World
Complexity & Organization
Complexity & Strategy
Complexity & Operations
Other Applications
From the Science Side
Embracing Complexity Conference Proceedings

I. On the New Economy

"Increasing Returns and the New World of Business" by Brian Arthur
(Harvard Business Review, July-August 1996)

"The Theory that Made Microsoft" by James Aley
(Fortune, April 29, 1996)

"The Death of Competition" by James Moore
(Fortune, April 15, 1996)

"A Web that Supports Rather than Traps" by John Hagel III
(The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 1996)

"Technology and Evolution: Escaping the Red Queen Effect" by Stuart Kauffman
(The McKinsey Quarterly, No. 1, 1995)

"Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World" by Kevin Kelly
(Addison-Wesley, 1994)

"Bionomics: Economics as Ecosystem" by Michael Rothschild
(Henry Holt, 1990)

II. Complexity Theory and the Business World

"How Creativity Can Take Wing at Edge of Chaos" by Thomas Petzinger
(The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 1996)

"Between Chaos and Order: What Complexity Theory can Teach Business" by David Berreby
(Strategy & Business, Second Quarter, 1996)

"Complexity Meets the Business World" by Shannon Brownlee
(U.S. News and World Report, September 30, 1996)

"Chaos, Inc." by Simon Caulkin
(Across the Board, July/August 1995)

"Is Management Still a Science?" by David Freedman
(Harvard Business Review, November-December, 1992)


III. Complexity and Organization

"The Trillion Dollar Vision of Dee Hock" by M. Mitchell Waldrop
(Fast Company, October/November 1996)

"Management and the Science of Complexity: If Organizational Life is Nonlinear, Can Business Strategies Prevail?" by Ralph Stacy
(Research · Technology Management, May - June, 1996)

"The Unplanned" by Margaret Wheatley
(Noetic Sciences Review, Spring 1996)

"Complexity and Creativity in Organizations" by Ralph Stacy
(Berrett-Koehler, 1996)

"Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe" by Margaret Wheatley
(Berrett-Koehler, 1992)


IV. Complexity and Strategy

"A New Science for Business Strategists: Complexity, Chaos, and the Natural Laws of Business" by John Mariotti
(Industry Week, October 21st, 1996)

"Strategic Planning in the Contemporary World: Nonlinearity, Complexity, and Incredible Technological Change" by Colin Crook (American Programmer, March 1996)

"Chaos and Risk Management" by Tony Burlando
(Risk Management, April 1994)

"Chaos, Management, and Economics: The Implications of Non-Linear Thinking" by David Parker and Ralph Stacy
(Institute for Economic Affairs, 1994)

"Managing the Unknowable: Strategic Boundaries Between Order and Chaos in Organizations" by Ralph Stacy
(Jossey-Bass, 1992)


V. Complexity and Operations

"Chaos and the IS Executive" by Christopher Meyer
(Computerworld, May 1996)

"New Rules on Air Traffic Control Would Let Pilots Choose Routes" by Matthew Wald
(The New York Times, March 16th, 1996)

"The Man from C.H.A.O.S." by William Green
(Fast Company, Premier Issue)

"At Deere They Know a Mad Scientist may be a Firm's Biggest Asset" by Thomas Petzinger
(The Wall Street Journal, July 14th, 1995)

"Intelligent Scheduling" by Monte Zweben and Mark S. Fox
(Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1994)


VI. Other Applications

"Marines Land on Merc Trading Floor to Swap Tips on Working Under Fire" by Aaron Lucchetti
(The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 1996)

"Of Springs, Crowds, Crinkles, and the Price of the Yen"
(The Economist, April 13th, 1996)

"Back to Darwin: In Sunlight and Cells, Science Seeks Answers to High Tech Puzzle" by Gautam Naik
(The Wall Street Journal, January 16th, 1996)

"Imitation of Life" by Steve Ditlea
(Upside, November 1994)

"Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up" by Joshua Epstein and Robert Axtell
(Brookings Institution Press, 1996)


VII. From the Science Side

"In the Eye of Complexity" by Gene Levinson
(The World and I, April 1996)

"Seeing the Light at El Farol" by John Casti
(Complexity, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1995/1996)

"The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell
(The New Yorker, June 3rd, 1996)

"Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity" by John Holland
(Addison-Wesley, 1995)

"At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity" by Stuart Kauffman
(Oxford University Press, 1995)

"The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex" by Murray Gell-Mann
(W.H. Freeman, 1994)

"Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos" by M. Mitchell Waldrop
(Simon & Schuster, 1992)

"Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos" by Roger Lewin
(Macmillan, 1992)

"Does God Play Dice? The Mathematics of Chaos" by Ian Stewart
(Blackwell, 1989)

"Chaos: Making a New Science" by James Gleick
(Viking Press, 1987)


VIII. Critiques

"Chaos Under a Cloud"
(The Economist, January 13th, 1996)

"From Complexity to Perplexity" by John Horgan
(Scientific American, June 1995)


IX. Embracing Complexity Conference Proceedings

"Life on the Screen: A 'MUD' Expedition" by Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author

"An Introduction to Complexity" by Christopher Meyer, The Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation

"The Big Idea: Out of Control" by Kevin Kelly, Wired Magazine and author

"Corps Competence: How the Marines Simulate the Chaos of War" by Lt General Paul K. Van Riper

"The Economy as a Complex Adaptive System" by Michael Rothschild, Bionomics Institute and author

"Painting Trucks at General Motors: The Effectiveness of A Complexity Based Approach" by Dick Morley, R. Morley, Inc.

"The Swarm Simulator: Applications in Science and Business" by Roger Burkhart, Santa Fe Institute and Manor Askenazi, Deere & Company; Santa Fe Institute

"Improving Superior Credit Scoring Using Genetic Algorithms at Marks & Spencer" by Eric Louw, Ernst & Young

"What's Under the Hood: A Layman's Introduction to the Real Science" by Stuart Kauffman, Santa Fe Institute and author

"Adapting to Catastrophic Rates of Change at Cemex" by Kenneth Massey, Cemex

"Complex Job Shop Scheduling: Evolving Solutions at Deere & Company" by Bill Fulkerson, Deere & Company and Jeff Herrmann, Optimax Systems Corporation

"Evolving Digital Organisms for Recognition" by Jim Dowe, Excalibur Technologies Corporation

"Applying Complexity Science to Industrial Processing" by John Davies, The Center for Adaptive Systems Applications

"Managing the Unknowable: Applying the Science of Complexity to Human Organizations" by Ralph Stacy, University of Hertfordshire and author

"Theory Meets Practice: Setting Realistic Expectations" by Roger Lewin, author; Stuart Kauffman, Santa Fe Institute and author; John Davies, The Center for Adaptive Systems Applications; Jim Dowe, Excalibur Technologies Corporation; Ralph Stacy, University of Hertfordshire and author


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