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The Library



A selection of over 200 credible books and articles that are relevant to governance issues, listed in 16 categories. Click on the Category title to visit:


    

Complex Adaptive Systems

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Complex Adaptive Systems are composed of agents that respond to their environment by attempting to maximize the probability of their survival and success by seeking out comparatively advantageous positions on the "landscape" of the system. This creates continuous change as other agents respond in turn to these 'moves'. 



    

Corporate Governance

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The governance framework consists of the directives and policies that establish how an organization meets its objectives and determine how an organization makes its decisions and operates. It encompasses all aspects of management and has ramifications for the interests of all stakeholders.



    

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Essential attributes of good corporate citizenship include balancing the interests of all organization stakeholders, environmental awareness, ethical behavior and sound corporate governance practices.



    

Critical Theory / Social Theory

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Empirical interdiscipllinary social science as a lens in understanding and interpreting history and human experience as a link to of the philosphical ideals of truth, ethics, morality, and justice. 



    

Environment

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The World Around Us



    

Ethics

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The path to success is not just built on efficiency and expediency; rather, it is built on ethical choices addressing a common good.



    

Ethical Pluralism

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An ethical approach to mutual adaptation of disparate groups into an organization or society must aspire to be grounded in a framework of principles, standards and values that have some claim to a universal validity.



    

Ethnicity and Race

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The varying points of view and perceptions of diverse ideas, cultures, and languages adds power,  versatility, and possibility to what can be accomplished.



    

Gender and Sexuality

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Awareness and understanding of the meaning of, similarities and differences between, and relationships among, man and woman is evolving. There are ample implications for organizations and society.



    

Globalization

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Technology and learning are making the world simultaneously smaller, more complex, and more interdependent.



    

Identity Theory

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Each of us is a multiplicity of protean identities which shift, adapt, and evolve in response to our interactions with each other and to the changing situations within which each of us lives our life.



    

Inclusion and Diversity

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If we are all thinking alike, then no one is thinking.  Diversity and non-conformity are the wellspring of creativity and essential to innovation.



    

Multiculturalism / Transcultural Organizations

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A Core Competency for any organization with more than a local market is Cultural Competency - knowledge, understanding, comfort with, and skills relating to diverse cultures, their values, and their practices.



    

Organizational Dynamics / Innovation / The Learning Organization

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Operating successfully in a dynamic market is a fast moving target. It requires continuous learning at every level.



    

Reference

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General resources applicable to our various topics.



    

Spirituality and Religion

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What are the common drivers of human values and behaviors, and the ultimate source of the Common Good?  



    

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