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Open Systems Theory and the Organization

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What is open systems theory? How can open systems theory be used to understand an organization?

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The open systems theory means that "all systems are characterized by an assemblage or combination of parts whose relations make them interdependent" (Scott, 2003).

An open system is one where the organization has contact with the environment, its flows, interactions, and information. It is the "congeries of interdependent flows and activities linking shifting coalitions of participants embedded in wider material-resource and institutional environments". Supporters of this approach ...

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This solution describes how the open systems theory can be used in organizational operations in 219 words with 3 references.