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Applying Dissipative Structures to Organizations

Benyamin Lichtenstein

in Generative Emergence: A New Discipline of Organizational, Entrepreneurial, and Social Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199933594
eISBN:
9780199388370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933594.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

While many researchers have tried to make a direct (mathematical) parallel between thermodynamics and economics, this approach comes with a number of important limitations. This book takes a more ... More


Energy Flows

Raymond L. Neubauer

in Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores theories in physics that see unity in the increasing complexity of matter from the first elements to molecules and life. The field of physics now recognizes a special class of ... More


Three

Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239351
eISBN:
9780823239399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers Prigogine's views on organization and temporal-irreversible processes in dissipative structures and far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics. The chapter establishes some ... More


The origins of photosynthesis: what are the salient characteristics of living systems?

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Organisms that developed independent existence had to rely on external sources of energy and, in plants, photosynthesis was probably the end of an evolutionary process that saw cells free living in ... More


Introduction—A Bit of History

Irving R. Epstein and John A. Pojman

in An Introduction to Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics: Oscillations, Waves, Patterns, and Chaos

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195096705
eISBN:
9780197560815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195096705.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Oscillations of chemical origin have been present as long as life itself. Every living system contains scores, perhaps hundreds, of chemical oscillators. The systematic study of oscillating ... More


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