1986, Head of the Department 1987-1992, Dean of the Faculty 1997-2006, Co-ordinator of the Doctorate in Business Research

(See my biography page for more information).


Latest publications:
Organizations and Orgonizations: The Holonic View of Organizations

This short theoretical essay, after discussing the original meaning of holon and holarchy, will examine in what sense the holonic view can be extended to organizations.

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Selfish Orgonic Networks: The Holonic Viewpoint of Productive Networks

I examine productive networks following the holonic viewpoint (“orgon” indicates a production or-ganization viewed as a holon). I have identified 10 “rules of selfish behavior” and three laws of networks.

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Combinatory Systems and Automata: Simulating Self-Organization and Chaos in Collective Phenomena

I aim to present two ideas – Combinatory System and Combinatory Automaton – to describe and simulate collective phenomena produced by Combinatory Systems.

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Observing Collectivities: The Combinatory Systems Approach in Social Sciences

This study aims to present the original Theory of Combinatory Systems which is able to interpret and explain many collective phenomena – accumulation, diffusion, order – and their observable effects.

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The Origin of Value Based Management: Five Interpretative Models of an Unavoidable Evolution

This paper seeks to identify the factors external and internal to growing firms that make it necessary, in fact, inevitable, to introduce Value Based Management as a normal management approach.

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Systems Thinking: The Art of Understanding the Dynamics of Systems

I believe that the logical structure of Systems Thinking can be summarized in five fundamental rules the systems thinker must follow at all times.

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Description, Definition, Denomination and Explanation: The Bases of the Knowledge Process

A simple formal symbology is proposed to represent the basic elements of knowledge as a succession of acts entailing distinction, description, definition and recognition.

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“Seeing the Impossible” or “The Impossibility of Seeing”: Five Obstacles to Systems Thinking

By using brief metaphors I want to touch on five conditions behind the “impossibility of seeing” that obstruct our systemic thinking with regard to understanding and predicting our world.

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Managing Business Value-creating Organizations

This study aims to present a coherent framework regarding the formal logic of value production in, or through, organizations.

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Organizations are Control Systems

This theoretical study holds that organizations-firms “are” Control Systems that can survive “only if” their management can achieve the vital objectives set by the stakeholers.

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