Resources (Articles) Page

In this section are, first, a list of my formal publications and, second, a collection of various less formal articles which may be of interest.

Formal Publications

Johhson,S. and J.Boulton (2013) impact assessment research of financial market development through the lens of complexity theory, published by Financial Sector Deepening, Kenya

Boulton, J., P. Allen, et al. (2014). Embracing Complexity, Oxford University Press. (to be published)

Boulton, J. (2013). Strategy for a Complex World. The New Strategic Landscape: Innovative Perspectives on Strategy. J. Verity, Palgrave Macmillan.

Allen, P. and J. Boulton (2011). Complexity and limits to knowledge: the importance of uncertainty. The Sage Handbook of Complexity and Management. P. Allen, S. Maquire and B. McKelvey, Sage.

Boulton, J. (2010). Complexity Theory and Implications for Policy DevelopmentEmergence: Complexity and Organisation 12(2): 31-41.

Boulton, J. (2010). Why is economics not an evolutionary science? Emergence: Complexity and Organisation 12(2).

Boulton, J. and A. P (2008). Chance and Necessity, Diversity and Belief. UK Systems Society, Oxford.

Boulton, J. and P. Allen (2007). Complexity Perspective Advanced Strategic Management: A Multi-perspective approach. M. Jenkins and V. Ambrosini, Palgrave Macmillan.

Allen, P., J. Boulton, et al. (2005). The Implications of Complexity for Business Process and Strategy. Managing Organisation Complexity: philosophy, theory and application. K. Richardson, Google e-book.

Additional Articles

Buddhism and social action: Article published 2011, connects complexity with Buddhist worldviews and reflects on the implications for social action.

Complexity and the Social Sciences: Published in the newsletter of the IOP Nonlinear Physics and Complexity Group, 2010, considers the pitfalls of applying physics theories to the social world.

Complexity and architecture: A book chapter (2011), looks at implications of complexity for design.

Connectedness: A short article published 2006, are we predisposed to be connected?

E:C O Editorial 2010 Pages 2-3 consider complexity and climate change policy.

Impact assessment for field workers: A brief discussion, for Social Action for Health, about how to capture evidence of emerging impact.

Leadership in a complex world: A short summary of complexity and the implications for leadership.

Narrative as science, science as narrative: How narrative can capture the minutiae of experience and catch path-dependency.

Newtonian Paradigm: Why ever do we think the world behaves like a machine?

Overview of SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management (2011): Contains a discussion re the ‘complexities’ of adoption of complexity concepts.

Project management through a complexity lens: Short discussion of ‘good practice’ re project management through a complexity lens.

Review of A Wiser Politics: Review of Jean Hardy’s book which leads into reflections via a complexity perspective.

Tribute to Darwin. A discussion of what complexity adds to evolutionary theory, part of an editorial written in 2009.

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