PrÃ©sentation de l'Ã©diteur
Robert Axelrod is one of the world's leading experts on game theory and cooperation. Together with Michael Cohen he now reveals what makes a complex group of individuals into a productive team. HARNESSING COMPLEXITY will be indispensable to anyone who wants better ways of thinking about how people and organisations can adapt effectively in the information age. The authors' paradigm of 'bottom up' management - the Complex Adaptive System - is fast becoming a tenet of twenty-first century science and management.
Axelrod and Cohen use many fascinating real world examples to illustrate their model of complexity, but their book is more than a manual for success in Silicon Valley. Managers in any business, not for profit orgainisation, or the public sector, can go step by step through the processes of variation, interaction, and selection that are at the heart of every Complex Adaptive System - whether it is the ecology of a rain forest, an innovative banking system in the villages of Bangladesh, or the frenetic but efficient world of Wall Street trading. Their simple, paradigm-shifting model of how people work together will change forever how we think about getting things done in a group.
Biographie de l'auteur
Robert Axelrod is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. The author of THE EVOLUTION OF COOPERATION, and a leading expert in game theory, artificial intelligence, evolutionary biology, mathematical modeling, and complexity theory. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Michael D. Cohen is Professor of Information and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He has served as an External Faculty Member of the Santa Fe Institute and a long term consultant at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He is the coauthor of LEADERSHIP AND AMBIGUITY and also lives in Ann Arbor.