Disciplines are a mistake and markets are not magic!

In his presentation at the second Constructed Complexities workshop Professor Peter Allen argues disciplines are a mistake. According to Peter, “Disciplines represent a current (or, more probably, outdated) view of some ‘components’ of reality.”  Peter also elaborates on social complexity of markets and organisations, pointing out markets are “theatres of learning not optimality” and organisations emerge partly as “bundles of technical, social and institutional practices“. You can find detailed examples of such practices in manufacturing sector in Peter’s slides.

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