Special Issue "Governance Change in Organizational and Territorial Systems"

A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Gianpaolo Basile

Faculty of Tourism Science, Universitas Mercatorum, Rome, Italy
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Interests: place marketing and management, consumer behaviour

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, the constant need to interact with numerous and heterogeneous stakeholders marks the viability of all complex systems. These conditions are stimulating important changes, both in governance and in operative approaches, modifying existing models and structures. Every level of any organization is expected to deliver adaptive solutions to cope with increasing complexity.

There is a global need to promote political and operative conditions, allowing companies, social communities, and public institutions to freely share social objectives (such as the “company for benefit” model or the creation of more adequate eco-systems to foster start-ups proposed by the EU). The required changes imply a new governance of operative sub-systems, and a shift from top–down to bottom–up decision making to cope with social and economic dynamics.

These changes entail a wide range of systemic issues, at every level and for everyone involved in organizations, as well in territorial systems and informal communities.

This Special Issue aims to foster scientific debate around relevant topics, such as:

  • the role of the individual in the system
  • experiential, emotional, social and economic relations between individuals and systems
  • governance systems
  • decision making
  • place and territorial systems
  • modeling for corporate as complex adaptive system
  • Holonic systems

Dr. Gianpaolo Basile
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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