Managing for an Uncertain Future

Sanchez, Ron; Heene, Aime
June 1997
International Studies of Management & Organization;Summer97, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p21
Academic Journal
Discusses the model of a firm's strategic adaptation as an open goal-seeking system. Open systems view of organizations; Properties of organization as open systems; Systems view of managerial cognitive processes; Kinds of feedback mechanisms managers may try to gather and interpret data to adapt their organizations to a changing environment.


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