[22]The complexity of improvisation and the improvisation of complexity: Social science, art and creativity

Alfonso Montuori

ABSTRACT The concept of improvisation has become incnsasingly popular in the discourse of organizational theory This paper explores several aspects of improvisation, in the context of musical, organizational, and everyday activities, in order to address some of the philosophical and practical issues relevant to this emerging interest Connections are made between the modernist concept of organization and scholarly inquiry; and post-modern or—complexily–based approaches that stress creativity as an emergent property of the relationship between order and disorder: It concludes by suggesting that the study of improvisation ...

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