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Approach to the Organisational Complexity in Terms of Network and Intellectual Capital Concepts



    () („Petre Andrei“ University of Iasi)

  • Roxana Arabela DUMITRASCU

    () („Petre Andrei“ University of Iasi)


The viability of the systems depends on the way of adaptation of the internal complexity to the environmental complexity. Under structural aspect, any complex system represents a network. Complexity may be estimated on the basis of density and of the non-redundant character of the network. The capacity of the networks to create and diffuse knowledge is essential. Comparing the change speed of the environment with the knowledge processing speed in the system, we can determine the maximum complexity that can be absorbed. A close image of the internal complexity is the level of the human and structural capital. The external complexity may be expressed by means of the relational capital.

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  • Vadim DUMITRASCU & Roxana Arabela DUMITRASCU, 2011. "Approach to the Organisational Complexity in Terms of Network and Intellectual Capital Concepts," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 32(1(41)), pages 191-215, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:41:p:191-215

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    requisite variety; endogenous complexity; exogenous complexity; network; intellectual capital;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics


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