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Navigating Complexity - Key Resources 2008

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Key Resources

For links to the presentations shared during the 2008 Innovation Dialogue Navigating Complexity, click here.

A comprehensive listing of websites, books, articles and other reading material is available for download here.

Suggested selected reading/browsing list


Campbell, Bruce M., Jürgen Hagmann, Ann Stroud, Richard Thomas, and Eva Wollenberg. 2006. Navigating amidst complexity (CIFOR)
Colabria. Undated. Systems thinking and complexity links.
Eoyang, Glenda. Undated. Evaluation in a Complex Adaptive System
Eyben. Rosalind. 2008. Thinking about Change for Development Practice: A Case Study from Oxfam GB. Development in Practice. 18.
Flynn Research. 2003. Complexity Science: A Conceptual Framework for Making Connections
Fowler, Alan. Civic Driven Change and International Development: Exploring a complexity perspective.
Fowler, Alan. 2008. Complexity thinking and social development. The Broker.
Kellogg Foundation. Complex adaptive systems.
Kurtz, C. and D. Snowden. 2003. The new dynamics of strategy: Sense-making in a complex and complicated world. IBM SYSTEMS JOURNAL, VOL 42, NO 3.
Kurtz, C. and Mary E. Boone. 2007.  A leader's framework for decision making. Harvard Business Review, November 2007.
Lacayo, Virginia. 2007. What Complexity Science Teaches Us About Social Change. Mazi 10. 2007
Li, Gregg. 2005. Navigating complexity and chaos in management. Institute of Management Consultants Hong Kong.
McDougall, Cynthia and Ann Braun. 2003. Navigating Complexity, Diversity and Dynamism: Reflections on Research for Natural Resource Management. In: Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods. Uniting Science and Participation. Edited by Barry Pound, Sieglinde Snapp, Cynthia McDougall, and Ann Braun Earthscan/IDRC.
MHA Institute Inc. Navigating through complexity. Systems thinking guide version two. Alberta, Canada.
Ramalingam, Ben. 2008. Exploring the science of complexity: Ideas and implications for development and humanitarian efforts.
Rihani, Samir. Complexity: an appropriate framework for development? Progress in Development Studies.
Rogers, Patricia. 2008. Using Programme Theory to Evaluate Complicated and Complex Aspects of interventions. Evaluation 14 (29).
Sovernet Communications. Chaos and complexity bibliography.
Varney, Sharon. 2007. Complexity uncovered. Space for Learning.
Williams, Bob. Evaluation and Systems Thinking.Go to 'free resources'.
Wirth, Ross A. 2007. Bibliography on Complexity Science applied in Organizational Settings