„A technique for treating large, complex organizations;“

Sociology and modern systems theory (1967)

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Contexto: Any organism must be treated as-a-whole; in other words, that an organism is not an algebraic sum, a linear function of its elements, but always more than that. It is seemingly little realized, at present, that this simple and innocent-looking statement involves a full structural revision of our language...

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