Disorder and Management: approaching computer software through Lao Tzu, Heraclitus and Gorgias

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, J
dc.contributor.editor Prastacos, GP
dc.contributor.editor Wang, F
dc.contributor.editor Soderquist, KE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:26:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation Leadership through the Classics: Learning Management and Leadership from Ancient East and West Philo, 2012, first, pp. 459 - 474
dc.identifier.isbn 3642324444
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23364
dc.description.abstract We live within a time of intense flux and unpredictable change. It is doubtful whether our techniques of management deal with such times very well, as they tend to look for eternal truths and forms of action and control. This paper asks whether our situation might be improved by looking to pre-Platonic philosophical sources for guidance; in this case the writings of Lao Tzu, Heraclitus and Gorgias. After exploring this background the paper considers the ways that people manage software installations, as these are exemplars of chaotic systems with unintended and often disruptive effects. The conclusion is that these ancient philosophers have something to say to us about the way our attempts to create order actually create disorder. Order and disorder are not opposites which negate each other, but are intertwined in an âorder/disorderâ complex.
dc.publisher Springer Verlag
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/978-3-642-32445-1_30
dc.title Disorder and Management: approaching computer software through Lao Tzu, Heraclitus and Gorgias
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Leadership through the Classics: Learning Management and Leadership from Ancient East and West Philo
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Hiedelberg en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 459 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 474 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 030171
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition first en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Computer programming, project management, Software management, Heraclitus, Lao Tzu, Gorgias, disorder en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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