This BLOG has a double purpose. It aims to contribute to the discussion and development of the academic field that could be situated in between complexity theory, knowledge management, innovation and learning; in summary a more holistic and systemic approach to management. As such it reflects the activities that take place in the Euromed transversal research track on this subject. The Home Page and the Reading host this contribution. In the News and Discussion sections, this BLOG is used to animate courses in the area of “Complexity and the Networked Economy”, "Knowledge Management and Learning" and "A quantum interpreation of business".
As mentioned earlier, Euromed Marseille is one of the few business schools that are member of the UN Global Compact program. We have posted our progress report on the UN Global Compact site, and you can equally find it here on my blog.
A brief but important post, announcing the fact that Euromed Marseille - Ecole de Management was welcomed as one of the few business school members of the Global Compact program of the United Nations.This membership is completely in line with the vision of our school, its pedagogical approach and the commitment we have to create a school based on values such as: diversity, social responsibility, humanism, sustainable development, etc. Our website gives you all insight in how we realize these values in courses and activities.
The March-May 2005 issue of Shift (Institute of noetic sciencies) is completely devoted to creativity. Anybody in need for and necessity of an improved creativity, and who would not, should read this. Some articles challenge the notion of human progress; others elaborate on the paradox, breakthrough, doubt and certainty;yet others deal with leadership (referring to Ghandi) and cultural transformation. However what stroke me most was a book review of the book "Science and the Akashic Field". As I already argued in earlier posts (on the Bogdanov singularity; and more recently on the self organisation of language) classical science seems to have difficulties to accept creativity of others, leave apart to be creative themselves.
The book attempts to draw on cosmology, quantum physics, biology and consciousness studies in order to create a transversal understanding on the reality in which we live. As you can see from my blog, it is equally my interest to combine a number of these developments, in order to come to a "quantum interpretation of business". Allow me to make a pre-announcement for my next book to be published in the autumn: Complexity, organisations and learning: the quantumstructure of business (Routledge). A preview of some chapters (in French) is already available on this blog. Closer to the hard financial markets, with immediat evidence on the performance of theories, I can suggest you to read the latest of Mandelbrot: The (mis)behavior of markets.
Information (as mind perceiving difference in energy) and a coherent theory on energy are probably the missing links for progressing our understanding. Let creativity help us progress.