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Remaking the Real EconomyEscaping Destruction by Organised Money$
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Gordon Pearson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447356585

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447356585.001.0001

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Organisational systems and their coordination

Organisational systems and their coordination

(p.91) 6 Organisational systems and their coordination
Remaking the Real Economy

Gordon Pearson

Policy Press

Organisational systems come in many different formats and ownerships. The essential characteristic of any system is that it must have a system purpose which it exists to fulfil. For organisational systems, the various components, that is the people working in the system, must know and understand what that purpose is and their role in its fulfilment, as well as the system’s relationship with the macro system within which it operates. Such organisational systems are essentially dynamic, progressing through a system life cycle of essentially unpredictable stages, but with certain predictable changes occurring at each phase change. Effective system coordination depends on the coordinator fully understanding the system operations and how it relates to its various environments. System ownership is external to system operation and has no direct engagement with coordination and control. The importance is noted of real competition to systems serving the progressive-competitive economy and the failure of pretend competition being imposed on systems serving the social-infrastructural economy.

Keywords:   Organisational system, System purpose, System life cycle, Real competition, Pretend competition

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