Disorder and Management: approaching computer software through Lao Tzu, Heraclitus and Gorgias

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, Jonathan en_US
dc.contributor.editor Gregory P Prastacos, Fuming Wang, Klas Eric Soderquist en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:26:09Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T01:26:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2012001163 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Marshall, Jonathan 2012, 'Disorder and Management: approaching computer software through Lao Tzu, Heraclitus and Gorgias', in http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32445-1_30 (ed.), Springer Verlag, Hiedelberg, pp. 459-474. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 3642324444 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23364
dc.description.abstract We live within a time of intense flux and unpredictable change. It is doubtful whether our techniques of management deal with such times very well, as they tend to look for eternal truths and forms of action and control. This paper asks whether our situation might be improved by looking to pre-Platonic philosophical sources for guidance; in this case the writings of Lao Tzu, Heraclitus and Gorgias. After exploring this background the paper considers the ways that people manage software installations, as these are exemplars of chaotic systems with unintended and often disruptive effects. The conclusion is that these ancient philosophers have something to say to us about the way our attempts to create order actually create disorder. Order and disorder are not opposites which negate each other, but are intertwined in an a??order/disordera?? complex. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32445-1_30 en_US
dc.title Disorder and Management: approaching computer software through Lao Tzu, Heraclitus and Gorgias en_US
dc.parent Leadership through the Classics: Learning Management and Leadership from Ancient East and West Philo en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Hiedelberg en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 459 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 474 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Social and Political Change Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 030171 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition first en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Computer programming, project management, Software management, Heraclitus, Lao Tzu, Gorgias, disorder en_US
dc.staffid 030171 en_US


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