Bibliography
(All following publications are in English. For an additional list of Dutch literature references, see "Literatuur".)



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Seminal articles and books (in English, alphabetical order)

  • Bohm, D. (1980). Wholeness and the implicate order. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  • Capra, F. (1982). The turning point: Science, society, and the rising culture. Toronto: Bantam Books.
  • Cohen, J. & Stewart, I. (1995). The collapse of chaos. New York: Penguin Books.
  • Crichton, M. (1990). Jurassic park. New York: Ballantine Books.
  • Crichton, M. (1995). The lost world. New York: Ballantine.
  • Gleick, J. (1987). Chaos: The making of a new science. London: Heinemann.
  • Holland, J.H. (1975). Adaptation in natural and artificial systems. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Kauffman, S.A. (1993). The origins of order: Self-organization and selection in evolution. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Laplace, P.S. de (1951). A philosophical essay on probilities. New York: Dover.
  • Lewin, R. (1992). Complexity: Life at the edge of chaos. New York: MacMillan.
  • Lorenz, E.N. (1993). The essence of chaos. London: University College London Press.
  • Mandelbrot, B. (1977). Fractal geometry of nature. New York: Freeman.
  • Marshall, I., & Zohar, D. (1997). Who’s afraid of Schrödinger’s cat? The new science revealed: Quantum theorie, relativity, chaos and the new cosmology. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Peters, T. (1989). Thriving on chaos: Handbook for a management revolution. London: Pan Books.
  • Peitgen, H.O., & Richter, P.H. (1986). The beautiful of fractals. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
  • Prigogine, I., & Stengers, I. (1984). Order out of chaos: Man's new dialogue with nature. New York: Bantam.
  • Wilber, K. (1995). Sex, ecology, spirituality: The spirit of evolution. Boston: Shambhala.
  • Zohar, D., & Marshall, I. (1994). The quantum society. New York: William Marrow.
  • Zukav, G. (1979). The dancing Wu Li masters: An overview of the new physics. New York: Bantam.




TOP 10 (in English)

  1. Brown, J.S., Denning, S., Groh, K. & Prusak, L. (2005). Storytelling in organizations: Why storytelling is transforming 21st century organizations and management. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Butterworth/Heinemann.
  2. Stacey, R. (Ed.)(2005), Experiencing emergence in organizations: Local interaction and the emergence of a global pattern. London: Routledge.
  3. Griffin, D., & Stacey, R. (Eds.)(2005), Complexity and the experience of leading organizations. London: Routledge.
  4. Stacey, R., & Griffin, D. (Eds.)(2005), Complexity and the experience of managing in public sector organizations. London: Routledge.
  5. Richardson, K.A. (Ed.)(2005), Managing organizational complexity. Volume I: Philosophy, theory, and application. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  6. Eijnatten, F.M. van, & Putnik, G.D.(Eds.)(2004), Chaordic systems thinking for learning organizations. The Learning Organization (TLO), 11 (6), special issue.
  7. Eijnatten, F.M. van (2004). Chaos and complexity: An overview of the 'new science' in organization and management. Revue Sciences de Gestion Quarterly, 40, 123-165.
  8. Stacey, R.D. (2003). Complexity and group processes: A radically social understanding of individuals. Hove, UK: Brunner-Routledge.
  9. Mitleton-Kelly, E. (Ed.)(2003). Complex systems and evolutionary perspectives on organisations: The application of complexity theory to organisations. Amsterdam: Elsevier/ Pergamon.
  10. Fitzgerald, L.A., & Eijnatten, F.M. van (Eds.)(2002), Chaos, applications in organizational change. Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM), July, 15 (4), special issue.




Recommended Chaos Books (in English, alphabetical order)

  • Axelrod, R. & Cohen, M.D. (1999). Harnessing complexity: Organizational implications of a scientific frontier. New York: The Free Press.
  • Baets, W.R.J. (1998). Organizational learning and knowledge technologies in a dynamic environment. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • Bateson, J. (2000). Steps to the ecology of mind. London/Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Beck, D.E., & Cowan, C.C. (1996). Spiral dynamics: Mastering values, leadership, and change. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Bohm, D. (1987). Unfolding meaning: A weekend of dialogue with David Bohm. London: Ark Paperbacks.
  • Bohm, D. (1992). Thought as a system. London: Routledge.
  • Bohm, D., & Peat, D. (1987). Science, order, and creativity. New York: Bantam.
  • Brown, J.S., Denning, S., Groh, K. & Prusak, L. (2005). Storytelling in organizations: Why storytelling is transforming 21st century organizations and management. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Butterworth/Heinemann.
  • Chopra, D. (1994). The seven spiritual laws of success: A practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams. San Rafael/Navato,CA: Amber-Allen/New World Library.
  • Cilliers, P. (1999). Complexity and postmodernism: Understanding complex systems. London: Roudledge.
  • Ellinor, L., & Gerard, G. (1998). Dialogue: Rediscover the transforming power of conversation. New York: Wiley.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A. (1996). Organizations and other things fractal: A primer on chaos for agents of change. Denver: The Consultancy.
  • Fonseca, J. (2002). Complexity and innovation in organizations. London: Routledge.
  • Gharajedaghi, J. (1999). Systems thinking: Managing chaos and complexity. A platform for designing business architecture. Boston: Heinemann.
  • Goerner, S.J. (1994). Chaos and the evolving ecological universe. Langhorne: Gordon & Breach.
  • Griffin, D., & Stacey, R. (Eds.)(2005), Complexity and the experience of leading organizations. London: Routledge.
  • Guastello, S.J. (2002). Managing emergent phenomena: Non-linear dynamics in work organizations. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Hagan, S. (1995). How the world can be the way it is: An inquiry for the new millennium into science, philosophy and perception. Wheaton, Illinois: Quest Books.
  • Hock, D. (1999). Birth of the chaordic age. San Francisco: Berret Koehler.
  • Holland, J.H. (1998). Emergence: From chaos to order. Reading: Addison-Wesley.
  • Isaacs, W. (1999) Dialogue and the art of thinking together. A pioneering approach to communication in business and in life. New York: Random House/Doubleday/Currency.
  • Juarrero, A. Dynamics in action: Intentional behavior as a complex system. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  • Kauffman, S.A. (1995). At home in the universe: The search for the laws of self-organization and complexity. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kelly, K. (1994). Out of control: The Rise of neo-biological civilization. Reading: Addison-Wesley.
  • Kelly, K. (1998). New rules for the new economy: 10 radical strategies for a connected world. New York: Viking Penguin.
  • Lewin, R., & Regine, B. (2000). The soul at work. London: Orion Business Books.
  • Leydesdorff, L. (2001). The challenge of Scientometrics: The development, measurement, and self-organization of scientific communication. Universal Publishers/uPUBLISH.com.
  • Lissack, M., & Gunz, H.P. (1999). Managing complexity in organizations: A view in many directions. Westport, Connecticut: Quorum Books.
  • Lissack, M., & Roos, J. (1999). The next common sense: Mastering corporate complexity through coherence. London: Nicholas Brealey.
  • Lynch, D., & Kordis, P.L. (1988). Strategy of the dolphin: Scoring a win in a chaotic world. New York: William Morrow.
  • Marion, R. (1999). The edge of organization: Chaos and complexity theories of formal social systems. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Mitleton-Kelly, E. (Ed.)(2003). Complex systems and evolutionary perspectives on organisations: The application of complexity theory to organisations. Amsterdam: Elsevier/ Pergamon.
  • Morsing, M. & Eiberg, K. (Eds.) (1998). Managing the unmanageable for a decade. Hellerup,Denmark: Oticon A/S.
  • Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. (Eds.) (2001). Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice. London: Sage.
  • Richardson, K.A. (Ed.)(2005), Managing organizational complexity. Volume I: Philosophy, theory, and application. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  • Shaw, P. (2002). Changing the conversation in organizations. London: Routledge.
  • Stacey, R.D. (1992). Managing the unknowable: Strategic boundaries between order and chaos in organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Stacey, R.D. (1993). Strategic management and organizational dynamics. London: Pitman.
  • Stacey, R.D. (1996). Complexity and creativity in organizations. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
  • Stacey, R.D. (2001). Complex responsive processes in organizations: Learning and knowledge creation. London: Routledge.
  • Stacey, R.D. (2003). Complexity and group processes: A radically social understanding of individuals. Hove, UK: Brunner-Routledge.
  • Stacey, R. (Ed.)(2005), Experiencing emergence in organizations: Local interaction and the emergence of a global pattern. London: Routledge.
  • Stacey, R., & Griffin, D. (Eds.)(2005), Complexity and the experience of managing in public sector organizations. London: Routledge.
  • Stacey, R.D., Griffin, R., & Shaw, P. (2000). Complexity and management: Fad or radical challenge to systems thinking? London: Routledge.
  • Streatfield, P.J., (2001). The paradox of control in organizations. London: Routledge.
  • Talbot, M. (1991). The holographic universe. New York: Harper Perennial.
  • Waldrop, M.M. (1992). Complexity: The emerging science at the edge of order and chaos. London: Penquin Books
  • Weatley, M.J. (1992). Leadership and the new science. Learning about organizations from an orderly universe. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
  • Wilber, K. (1979). No boundary: Eastern and western approaches to personal growth. Boston: Shambhala.
  • Wilber, K. (1984). Quantum questions: Mystical writings of the world's great physicists. Boston: Shambhala.
  • Wilber, K. (1996). Eye to eye: The quest for a new paradigm. Boston: Shambhala.
  • Wilber, K. (1996). A brief history of everything. Dublin: Newleaf.
  • Wilber, K. (1997). Eye of the spirit: An integral vision for a world gone slightly mad. Boston: Shambhala.
  • Wilber, K. (1998). The marriage of sense and soul: Integrating science and religion. New York: Broadway Books.
  • Wilber, K. (2000). Integral Psychology: Consciousness, spirit, psychology, therapy. Boston: Shambala.
  • Youngblood, M.D. (1997). Life at the edge of chaos: Creating the quantum organization. Dallas: Perceval Publishing.
  • Zohar, D. (1990). The quantum self: Human nature and consciousness defined by the new physics. New York: Quill/William Morrow.




Recommended Chaos Articles (in English, alphabetical order)

  • Bohm, D. (1982). The enfolding-unfolding universe. In: K. Wilber (Ed.) (1982), The holographic paradigm and other paradoxes. Boston: Shambhala.
  • Chia, R. (1995). From modern to postmodern organizational analysis. Organizational Studies, 16 (4), 579-604.
  • Crossan, M.M., Lane, H.W., White, R.E., & Klus, L. (1996). The improvising organization: Where planning meets opportunity. Organizational Dynamics, Spring, 20-35.
  • Eijnatten, F.M van, & Hoogerwerf, E.C. (2000). Searching new grounds for STS: Beyond open systems thinking. In: Coakes, E., Lloyd-Jones, R., & Willis, D. (Eds.), The new Sociotech: Graffiti on the long wall. London: Springer Verlag, Series Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW).
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van (2001). Chaordic systems thinking for holonic organizational renewal. In: R.W. Woodman, & W.A. Pasmore (Eds.), Research in organizational change and development, Volume 13 (pp.213-251). Amsterdam: Elsevier/JAI.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, & Galen, M. van (2002). Chaos, dialogue and the dolphin’s strategy. Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM), July, 15 (4), 391-401.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, Galen, M.C. van, & Fitzgerald, L.A. (2003). Learning dialogically: The art of chaos-informed transformation The Learning Organization (TLO), 10 (6), special issue, Peter A.C. Smith (ed.).
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van (2004). Chaos and complexity: An overview of the 'new science' in organization and management. Revue Sciences de Gestion Quarterly, 40, 123-165.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, & Putnik, G.D.(Eds.)(2004), Chaordic systems thinking for learning organizations. The Learning Organization (TLO), 11 (6) October, special issue.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A. (1994). Mindful chaos. Best Practice Journal, September.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A. (1994). Living on the edge: Best Practice Journal, November.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A. (2002). Chaos: The lens that transcends. Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM), July, 15 (4), 339-358.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A., & Eijnatten, F.M. van (1998). Letting go for control: The art of managing the chaordic enterprise. The International Journal of Business Transformation, 1 (4), 261-270.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A., & Eijnatten, F.M. van, (2002). Chaos speak, A glossary of chaordic terms and phrases. Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM), July, 15 (4), 412-423.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A., & Eijnatten, F.M. van (2002). Reflections: Chaos in organizational change. Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM), July, 15 (4), 402-411.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A., & Eijnatten, F.M. van (Eds.)(2002), Chaos, Applications in Organizational Change. Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM), July, 15 (4), special issue.
  • Goldstein, J. (1999). Emergence as a construct: History and Issues. Emergence, Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management, 1 (1), 49-69.
  • Griffin, D., Shaw P., & Stacey, R.D. (1998). Speaking of complexity in management theory and practice. Organization, 5 (3), 315-340.
  • Griffin, D., Shaw P., & Stacey, R.D. (1999). Knowing and acting in conditions of uncertainty: A complexity perspective. Systemic Practice and Action Research 12 (3), 295-310.
  • Hoogerwerf, E.C., & Poorthuis, J.M.G. (2002). The network multilogue: A Chaos approach to organizational design. Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM), July, 15 (4), 382-390.
  • Hock, D.W. (1996). The chaordic organization: Out of control and into order. 21st Century Learning Initiative.
  • Kauffman, S.A. (1991). Antichaos and adaptation. Scientific American, August, 78-84.
  • Lissack, M.R. (1999). Complexity: The science, its vocabulary, and its relation to organizations. Emergence, Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management, 1 (1), 110-126.
  • Lorenz, E.N. (1963). Deterministic nonperiodic flow. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 20 (2), 130-141.
  • Nonaka, I. (1988). Creating organizational order out of chaos: Self-renewal in Japanese firms. California management Review, Spring, 57-73.
  • Packard, N. (1988). Adaptation toward the edge of chaos. University of Illinois, Center for Complex Systems research, technical report CCSR-88-5.
  • Polley, D. (1997). Turbulence in organizations: New metaphors for organizational research. Organization Science 8 (5), 445-457.
  • Roos, J. & Oliver, D. (1997). The poised organization: Navigating effectively on knowledge landscapes. Lausanne: IMD.
  • Stacey, R.D. (1995). The science of complexity: An alternative perspective for strategic change processes. Strategic Management Journal, 16, 477-495.
  • Thiétart, R., & Forgues, B. (1995). Chaos theory and organization. Organization Science, 66 (1), 19-31.
  • Thiétart, R., & Forgues, B. (1997). Action, structure and chaos. Organization Studies, 18 (1), 119-143.




Reports, Ph.D. theses, and Conference Papers (in English, alphabetical order)

  • Harkema, S.J.M. (2004). Complexity and emergent learning in innovation projects: An application of complex adaptive systems theory. Ph.D.-thesis Nyenrode University, Breukelen, The Netherlands. Printed by: Universal Press, Veenendaal, The netherlands.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, & Fitzgerald, L.A. (1998). Designing the Chaordic Enterprise: 21st century organizational architectures that drive systemic self-transcendence. Paper presented at the 14th EGOS colloquium, Maastricht, July 9-11.
  • Fitzgerald, L.A. (1994). Designing organizations for world class performance in the 21st century: A theory, model and process for creating sustainable organizational architectures. Columbia Pacific University, Ph.D. thesis.
  • Griffin, J.D. (1998). Dealing with the paradox of culture in management theory. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Herfordshire.
  • Shaw, P. (1998). An exploration of the role of organisation development intervention in fostering emergence and self-organisation. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Herfordshire.


Presentations by Members of the Chaosforum (in English, alphabetical order)

  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, Docherty, P., & Shani, A.B. (Eds.) (2001). Sustainable work systems: The next challenge of evolving working life in Europe. Symposium with contributions of the SUSTAIN Network, Founding Meeting of the European Academy of Management (Euram), Barcelona, Spain, April 21.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, & Shani, A.B. (Eds.) (2000). From intensive to sustainable work systems: Beyond time limitations in the European context Symposium with contributions of the SALTSA/SWS Research Group, Academy of Management Meeting, Toronto, Canada, August 9.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van (1999). Multilogue about Sustainable Ecology. STS Roundtable Meeting, Monterey, California, USA, October 29.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, & Fitzgerald, Laurie A. (1999). STS fundamentalism: Yes of no??? STS Roundtable Meeting, Monterey, California, USA, October 28.
  • Eijnatten, F.M. van, & Hoogerwerf, E.C. (1999). A short introduction to multi-logue. STS Roundtable Meeting, Monterey, California, USA, October 27.