Publishing Activity

Milan Zeleny is the author of more than six hundred papers, studies and books from various areas of Economics, Management and Cybernetics. Published also a number of literary essays and political reviews. He founded and edits global journal Human Systems Management for over 33 years. 

Selected publications of Milan Zeleny are sorted according to disciplines and research areas

 

Publications  

Before 1973 

After 1968, Zeleny´s publications were banned in Czechoslovakia and were not allowed to be cited. Many of his works thus remain unknown in the Czech Republic even today. 
  • “Analýza složitých procesů metodou kritické cesty”, Ekonomicko-matematická laboratoř při EÚ ČSAV, Výzkumná publikace č. 4, Praha, 1964, p.130.
  • “Metody analýzy sítí (CPM, PERT)”, Ekonomicko-matematický obzor, 1(1965) 3, pp. 225-262.
  • Vícerozměrný model složitých technicko-ekonomických procesů (VRM-step)”, Pozemní stavby, 13(1965), pp. 351-4. (S P. Bezděkem)
  • “Vědecké řízení složitých soustav”, Věda a život, č. 1-2 (1965), pp. 705- 709.
  • "Metody optimálního vyvažování výrobních linek”, Podniková Organizace[, 20(1966)19, pp. 456- 458.
  • Američtí specialisté o kritické cestě, Ekonomicko-matematická laboratoř při EÚ ČSAV, Informační publikace č. 25, Praha, 1966, p. 88.
  • "Network Analysis by Dynamic Programming Technique" (Analýza sítě technikou dynamického programování), Ekonomicko–matematický obzor, 3(1967) 1, pp. 63-74.
  • "A Markovian Approach to Network Analysis Methods-MANAM" (Markovský přístup k řešení problémů analýzy sítě), Ekonomicko–matematický obzor, 3(1967)2, pp. 214-259.

Optimization

  • Linear Multiobjective Programming, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1974, p. 220.
  • “The Techniques of Linear Multiobjective Programming,” Revue Française d’Automatique, d’Informatique et de Recherche Operationelle, 8(1974) V-3, pp. 51-71. (With P. L. Yu)
  • “The Set of All Nondominated Solutions in Linear Cases and A Multicriteria Simplex Method,” Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 49(1975) 2, pp. 430-468. (With P. L. Yu)
  • “Ellipsoid Algorithms in Mathematical Programming,” Human Systems Management, 1(1980) 2, pp. 173-178.
  • “The Pros and Cons of Goal Programming,” Computers and Operations Research, 8(1981)4, pp. 357-359.
  • “An External Reconstruction Approach (ERA) to Linear Programming,” Computers and Operations Research, 13(1986) 1, pp. 95-100.
  • “Optimal System Design: Towards New Interpretation of Shadow Prices in Linear Programming,” Computers and Operations Research, 14(1987) 4, pp. 265-271. (With M. Hessel)
  • “Fuzziness, Knowledge, and Optimization: New Optimality Concepts,” in: Fuzzy Optimization: Recent Advances, edited by M. Delgado, J. Kacprzyk, J.-L. Verdegay and M.A. Vila, Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, 1994, pp. 3-20.
  • “Rethinking Optimality: Eight Concepts,” Human Systems Management, 15(1996)1, pp. 1-4.
  • “Eight Concepts of Optimality,” in: Multicriteria Analysis, edited by J. Climaco, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1997, pp. 191-200.
  • “From Maximization to Optimization: MCDM and the Eight Models of Optimality,” in: Essays in Decision Making, edited by M. H. Karwan, J. Spronk and J. Wallenius, Springer-Verlag, 1997, pp. 107-119.

Multiple Criteria Decision Making

  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, S. C., 1973, p. 816. (Editor with J. L. Cochrane)
  • “A Concept of Compromise Solutions and the Method of the Displaced Ideal,” Computers and Operations Research, 1(1974) 4, pp. 479-496.
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making: Kyoto 1975, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1976, p. 340. (Editor)
  • “Games with Multiple Payoffs,” International Journal of Game Theory, 4(1976) 4, pp. 179-191.
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1982.
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making: Selected Case Studies, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1982. (Editor with C. Carlsson and A. Torn)
  • MCDM – Past Decade and Future Trends, A Source Book of Multiple Criteria Decision Making, JAI Press, Greenwich, Conn., 1984. (Editor)
  • “Introduction: Ten Years of MCDM,” in: MCDM – Past Decade and Future Trends, A Source Book of Multiple Criteria Decision Making, edited by M. Zeleny, JAI Press, Greenwich, Conn., 1984, pp. ix-xiii. Also: “Multicriterion Design of High-Productivity Systems,” pp. 169-187.
  • “Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM),” in: Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, vol. 5, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1985, pp. 693-696.
  • “Multicriteria Decision Making,” in: Systems & Control Encyclopedia, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1987, pp. 3116-3121.
  • “Systems Approach to Multiple Criteria Decision Making: Metaoptimum,” in: Toward Interactive and Intelligent Decision Support Systems, edited by Y. Sawaragi, K. Inoue and H. Nakayama, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1987, pp. 28-37.
  • “Multicriteria Decision Making,” in: Systems & Control Encyclopedia, Supplementary Volume 1, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1990, pp. 431-437.
  • “Gestalt System of Holistic Graphics: New Management Support View of MCDM,” Computers and Operations Research, 18(1991) 2, pp. 233-239. (With E. Kasanen and R. Ostermark)
  • “Cognitive Equilibrium,” Ekonomicko-matematický obzor, 27(1991) 1, pp. 53-61
  • “Measuring Criteria: Weights of Importance,” Human Systems Management, 10(1991) 4, pp. 237-238.
  • “An Essay into a Philosophy of MCDM: A Way of Thinking or Another Algorithm?” Invited Essay, Computers and Operations Research, 19(1992) 7, pp. 563-566.
  • “The Ideal-Degradation Procedure: Searching for Vector Equilibria,” in: Advances In Multicriteria Analysis, edited by P.M. Pardalos, Y. Siskos, C. Zopounidis, Kluwer, 1995, pp. 117-127.
  • “Tradeoffs-Free Management,” in: The Art and Science of Decision-Making, edited by P. Walden et al., Abo University Press, Abo, 1996, pp. 276-283.
  • “Towards the Tradeoffs-Free Optimality in MCDM,” in: Multicriteria Analysis, edited by J. Climaco, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1997, pp. 596-601.
  • “Multiple Criteria Decision Making: Eight Concepts of Optimality,” Human Systems Management, 17(1998)2, pp. 97-107.
  • “The KM-MCDM interface in decision design: tradeoffs-free conflict dissolution“, Int. J. Applied Decision Sciences, 1(2008)1, pp.3–23.
  • “MCDM: From Paradigm Lost to Paradigm Regained?” J. of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, 2011
  • “MCDM: In Search of New Paradigms…” in: The New State of MCDM in 21st Century, MCDM conference, Chengdu, June 22-26, 2009, Springer-Verlag, 2011

Management Science

  • Managers Without Management Science?” Interfaces, 5(1975) 4, pp. 35-42.
  • “New Vistas of Management Science,” Computers and Operations Research, 2(1975) 2, pp. 121-125.
  • “The Attribute-Dynamic Attitude Model (ADAM),” Management Science, 25(1976) 1, pp. 12-26.
  • “Linear Multiparametric Programming by Multicriteria Simplex Method,” Management Science, 23(1976) 2, pp. 159-170. (With P. L. Yu)
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making, TIMS Studies in the Management Sciences, Vol. 6, North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam, 1977, p. 270. (Editor with M.K. Starr)
  • “The Last Mohicans of OR: Or, It Might Be in the ‘Genes’,” Interfaces, 9(1979) 5, pp. 135-141.
  • “Descriptive Decision Making and Its Applications,” in: Applications of Management Science, Vol. 1, edited by R.L. Schultz, JAI Press, Greenwich, Conn., 1981, pp. 327-388.
  • “New Vistas in Management Science,” in: Cases and Readings in Management Science, edited by E.F. Turban and P. Loomba, Business Publications, Plano, Texas, 1982, pp. 319-325.
  • “Work and Leisure,” in: International Encyclopedia of Business & Management, Routledge, London, 1996, pp. 5082-8. Also: “Multiple Criteria Decision Making,” pp. 978-90. “Critical Path Analysis (CPA),” pp. 904-9. “Optimality and Optimization,” pp. 3767-80. “Bata-System of Management,” pp. 351-4.
  • Human Systems Management: Integrating Knowledge, Management and Systems, World Scientific, 2nd Printing 2008.
  • “Strategy as Action: from Porter to Anti-Porter,” Int. J. Strategic Decision Sciences, 1(2010)1, pp. 1-22.

Psychology and Judgment

  • “On the Inadequacy of the Regression Paradigm Used in the Study of Human Judgment,” Theory and Decision, 7(1976) 1/2, pp. 57-65.
  • “Conflict Dissolution,” General Systems Yearbook, XXI, 1976, pp. 131-136.
  • “Intuition and Probability,” The Wharton Magazine, 1(1977)4, pp. 63-68.
  • “Intuition, Its Failures and Merits,” in: Surviving Failures, edited by B. Persson, Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., 1979, pp. 172-183.
  • “Cognitive Equilibrium: A New Paradigm of Decision Making?” Human Systems Management, 8(1989)3, pp. 185-188.
  • “In Search of Cognitive Equilibrium: Beauty, Quality and Harmony,” Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, 3(1994), pp. 48.1-48.11.

Autopoiesis

  • “Simulation of Self-Renewing Systems,” in: Evolution and Consciousness: Human Systems in Transition, edited by E. Jantsch and C.H. Waddington, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Ma., 1976, pp. 150-165. (With N.A. Pierre)
  • “Self-Organization of Living Systems: A Formal Model of Autopoiesis,” Int. J. General Systems, 4(1977) I, pp. 13-28.
  • “APL-AUTOPOIESIS: Experiments in Self-Organization of Complexity,” in: Progress in Cybernetics and Systems Research, vol. Ill, edited by R. Trappl et al., Hemisphere Publishing Corp., Washington, D.C., 1978, pp. 65-84.
  • Autopoiesis, Dissipative Structures, and Spontaneous Social Orders, AAAS Selected Symposium 55, Westview Press, Boulder, Co., 1980. (Editor)
  • “Autopoiesis: A Paradigm Lost?” in: Autopoiesis, Dissipative Structures, and Spontaneous Social Orders, AAAS Selected Symposium 55, edited by M. Zeleny, Westview Press, Boulder, Co., 1980, pp. 3-43.
  • “What Is Autopoiesis?” in: Autopoiesis: A Theory of Living Organization, edited by M. Zeleny, Elsevier North Holland, New York, NY, 1981, pp. 4-17.
  • “Autogenesis: On the Self-Organization of Life,” in: Autopoiesis: A Theory of Living Organization, edited by M. Zeleny, Elsevier North Holland, New York, NY, 1981, pp. 91-115.
  • “Autopoiesis Today,” in: Cybernetics Forum, Special Issue Devoted toAutopoiesis, edited by M. Zeleny, 10(1981) 2/3, Summer/Fall 1981, pp. 3-6. Also: “Self-Organization of Living Systems: A Formal Model of Autopoiesis,” pp. 24-38.
  • “Autopoiesis,” in: Systems & Control Encyclopedia, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1987, pp. 393-400.
  • “Simulation Models of Autopoiesis: Variable Structure,” in: Systems & Control Encyclopedia, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1987, pp. 4374-4377.
  • “Simulation Models of Autopoiesis: Variable Structure,” in: Systems & Control Encyclopedia, Supplementary Volume 1, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1990, pp. 543-547.
  • “All Autopoietic Systems Must Be Social Systems,” Journal of Social and Biological Structures, 14(1991) 3, pp. 311-332. (With K. D. Hufford)
  • “Are Biological Systems Social Systems?” Human Systems Management, 10(1991)2, pp. 79-81.
  • “The Application of Autopoiesis in Systems Analysis: Are Autopoietic Systems Also Social Systems?” Int. J. General Systems, 21(1992) 2, pp. 145-160. (With K. D. Hufford)
  • “The Ordering of the Unknown by Causing It to Order Itself,” Int. J. General Systems, 21(1992) 2, pp. 239-253. (With K. D. Hufford)
  • “On Social Nature of Autopoietic Systems,” in: Evolution, Order and Complexity, edited by E. L. Khalil and K. E. Boulding, Routledge, London, 1996, pp. 122-145.
  • “Autopoiesis and Self-Sustainability in Economic Systems,” Human Systems Management, 16(1997)4, pp. 251-262.
  • “Autopoiesis (Self-production) in SME Networks,” Human Systems Management, 20(2001)3, pp. 201-207.
  • “Autopoiesis”, in: International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, edited by S. R. Clegg and J. R. Bailey, Sage Publications, 2007.

Spontaneous Social Orders

  • Holistic Aspects of Biological and Social Organizations: Can They Be Studied?” in: Environment and Population: Problems of Adaptation, edited by John B. Calhoun, Praeger Publishers, New York, 1983, pp. 150-153.
  • “Spontaneous Social Orders,” in: The Science and Praxis of Complexity, The United Nations University, Tokyo, 1985, pp. 312-328.
  • “Spontaneous Social Orders,” Int. J. General Systems, 11(1985) 2, pp. 117-131.
  • “Les orders sociaux spontanes,” in: Science et pratique de la complexite, Actes du colloque de Montpellier, Mai 1984, IDATE/UNU, La Documentation Française, Paris, 1986, pp. 357-378.
  • “La grande inversione: Corso e ricorso dei modi di vita umani,” in: Physis: abitare la terra, edited by M. Ceruti and E. Laszlo, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1988, pp. 413-441.
  • “Spontaneous Social Orders,” in: A Science of Goal Formulation: American and Soviet Discussions of Cybernetics and Systems Theory, edited by S. A. Umpleby and V. N. Sadovsky, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., Washington, D.C., 1991, pp. 133-150.
  • “Alia ricerca di un equilibrio cognitivo: bellezza, qualita e armonia,” in: Estimo ed economia ambientale: le nuove frontiere nel campo della valutazione, edited by L. Fusco Girard, Franco Angeli, Milano, 1993, pp. 113-131.
  • “Ecosocieties: Societal Aspects of Biological Self-Production,” Soziale Systeme, 1(1995)2, pp. 179-202.

Economics

  • Columbia Journal of World Business, Focus: Decision Making, XII (1977)3, p.136. (Editor with M.K. Starr)
  • “At the End of the Division of Labor,” Human Systems Management, 6(1986) 2, pp. 97-99.
  • “Beyond capitalism and socialism: Human manifesto,” Human Systems Management, 7(1988) 3, pp. 185-188.
  • “Moving from the Age of Specialization to the Era of Integration,” Human Systems Management, 9(1990)3, pp. 153-171. (With R. Comet and J.A.F. Stoner)
  • “Transition To Free Markets: The Dilemma of Being and Becoming,” Human Systems Management, 10(1991) 1, pp. 1-5.
  • “Privatization,” Human Systems Management, 10(1991)3, pp. 161-163.
  • “Reforms in Czechoslovakia: Tradition or Cosmopolitanism?” in: Management Reform in Eastern and Central Europe: Use of Pre-Communist Cultures, ed. by M. Maruyama, Dartmouth Publishing Company (Dover), 1992, pp. 45-64.
  • “Economics, Business and Culture,” Human Systems Management, 12(1993)3, pp. 171-174.
  • “Eastern Europe: Quo Vadis?” Human Systems Management, 12(1993)4, pp. 259-264.
  • “Human and Social Capital: Prerequisites for Sustained Prosperity,” Human Systems Management, 14(1995)4, pp. 279-282.
  • “Asset Optimization and Multi-Resource Planning” Human Systems Management, 15(1996)3, pp. 153-155.
  • “Ecosocieta: aspetti sociali dell’auto-produzione biologica,” in: Teorie Evolutive e Transformazioni Economiche, edited by E. Benedetti, M. Mistri and S. Solari, CEDAM­Padova, 1997, pp. 121-142.
  • “The Decline of Forecasting?” Human Systems Management, 16(1997)1, pp. 1-3.
  • “Insider Ownership and LBO Performance,” Human Systems Management, 16(1997) 4, pp. 243-245.
  • “National and Corporate Asset Optimization: From Macro- to Micro-Reengineering,” in: Economic Transformation & Integration: Problems, Arguments, Proposals, edited by R. Kulikowski, Z. Nahorski and J. Owsinski, Systems Research Institute, Warsaw, 1998, pp. 103-118.
  • “Beyond the Network Organization: Self-Sustainable Web Enterprises,” in: Business Networks in Asia, edited by F.-J. Richter, Quorum Books, Westport, CT, 1999, pp. 269-285.
  • “Strategy for Macro- and Micro-Reengineering in Knowledge-based Economies” in: The Socio-Economic Transformation: Getting Closer to What? edited by Z. Nahorski, J. Owsinski, and T. Szapiro, Macmillan, London, 1999, pp. 113-125.
  • “Elimination of Tradeoffs in Modem Business and Economics,” in: New Frontiers of Decision Making for the Information Technology Era, edited by M. Zeleny and Y. Shi, World Scientific Publishers, 2000.
  • “Innovation Factory: Production of Value-Added Quality and Innovation,” Economics and Management, 9(2006)4, pp. 58-65.
  • “On the Essential Multidimensionality of an Economic Problem: Towards Tradeoffs-Free Economics,” Czech Economic Review, 3(2009)2, pp. 154-175.
  • “Invisible Hand of the Market,” in: Atlas of Transformation, JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2010.
  • “Ownership,” in: Atlas of Transformation, JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2010, pp.

Fuzzy Sets

  • “Membership Functions and Their Assessment,” in: Current Topics in Cybernetics and Systems, edited by J. Rose, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1978, pp. 391-392.
  • “Fuzzy Sets: Precision and Relevancy,” in: Applied Systems and Cybernetics, Vol. 6, edited by G.E. Lasker, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1981, pp. 2719-2721.
  • “Qualitative versus Quantitative Modeling in Decision Making,” Human Systems Management, 4(1983) 1, pp. 39-42.
  • “On the (Ir) Relevancy of Fuzzy Sets Theories,” Human Systems Management, 4(1984)4, pp. 301-306.
  • “Parallelism, Integration, Autocoordination and Ambiguity in Human Support Systems,” in: Fuzzy Logic in Knowledge-Based Systems, Decision and Control, edited by M.M. Gupta and T. Yamakawa, North-Holland, New York, 1988, pp. 107-122.
  • “The Role of Fuzziness in the Construction of Knowledge,” in: The Interface Between Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research in Fuzzy Environment, eds. J.-L. Verdegay and M. Delgado, Interdisciplinary Systems Research Series no. 95, Verlag TDv Rheinland, 1989, pp. 233-252.
  • “Cognitive Equilibrium: A Knowledge-Based Theory of Fuzziness and Fuzzy Sets,” Int. J. General Systems, 19(1991) 4, pp. 359-381.
  • “Fuzzifying the ‘Precise’ Is More Relevant Than Modeling the Fuzzy ‘Crisply’ (Rejoinder by M. Zeleny),” Int. J. General Systems, 19(1991)4, pp. 435-440.

Management

  • “Management of Human Systems & Human Management of Systems,“ Erhvervs økonomisk Tidsskrift, April 1986, pp.107-116.
  • “Management of Human Systems & Human Management of Systems,” in: Trends and Megatrends in the Theory of Management, ed. E. Johnsen, Bratt International, Lund, 1986, pp. 35-44.
  • “The Law of Requisite Variety: Is It Applicable to Human Systems?” Human Systems Management, 6(1986) 4, pp. 269-271.
  • “On Human Systems Management: An Emerging Paradigm,” Human Systems Management, 6(1986) 2, pp. 181-184.
  • “Integrated Process Management: A Management Technology for the New Competitive Era,” in: Global Competitiveness: Getting the U.S. Back on Track, edited by M.K. Starr, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1988, pp. 121-158. (With M. Hessel and M. Mooney)
  • “Integrated Process Management: A Management Technology for the New Competitive Era,” Part 1 (in Japanese, transl. Y. Kondo), Standardization and Quality Control, 42(1989)10, pp. 61-68. Part 2, 42(1989)11, pp. 78-85. (With M. Hessel and M. Mooney)
  • “Management Wisdom of the West,” Part 1 (in Japanese), Standardization and Quality Control, 43(1990) 11, pp. 41-48. Part 2, 43(1990) 12, pp. 43-48.
  • “Osaka Lectures on IPM,” (in Japanese, transl. Y. Kondo), Standardization and Quality Control, 42(1989) 12, pp. 75-82.
  • “What Is Integrated Process Management?” Human Systems Management, 7(1988) 3, pp. 265-267.
  • “Quality Management Systems: Subject to Continuous Improvement?” Human Systems Management, 8(1989)1, pp. 1-3.
  • “Amoeba: The New Generation of Self-Managing Human Systems,” Human Systems Management, 9(1990) 2, pp. 57-59.
  • “Management Wisdom of the West,” Human Systems Management, 9(1990) 2, 119-125.
  • “Management Challenges in the 1990s,” in: Managing Toward the Millennium, edited by J.E. Hennessy and S. Robins, Fordham University Press, New York, 1991, pp. 3-65. (With R. Comet and J.A.F. Stoner)
  • “Towards Trade-Offs-Free Management,” Human Systems Management, 13(1994)4, pp. 241-243.
  • “Global Management Paradigm,” Human Systems Management, 14(1995)3, pp. 191-194.
  • “Customer-Specific Value Chain: Beyond Mass Customization?” Human Systems Management, 15(1996)2, pp. 93-97.
  • “Comparative Management Systems: Trade-Offs-Free Concept,” in: Dynamics of Japanese Organizations, edited by F.-J. Richter, Routledge, London, 1996, pp. 167-177.
  • “The Fall of Strategic Planning,” Human Systems Management, 16(1997)2, pp. 77-79.

Baťa System

  • “The Roots of Modem Management: Bat’a-System,” Human Systems Management, 6(1986) 1, pp. 4-7.
  • “The Root of Modern Management: Bat’a-System,” (in Japanese, transl. Y. Kondo) Standardization and Quality Control, 40(1987)1, pp. 50-53.
  • “Three-Men Talk on Bat’a-System,” (In Japanese) Standardization and Quality Control, 41(1988) 1, pp. 15-24.
  • “Bat’a System of Management: Managerial Excellence Found,” Human Systems Management, 7(1988) 3, pp. 213-219.
  • “Bata, Thomas (1876-1932),” in: IEBM Handbook of Management Thinking, Thomson, London, 1997, pp. 49-52.
  • “Bata Management System: A built-in resilience against crisis at the micro level,” Czech Economic Review, 4(2010)1, pp. 102-117.

Finance

  • “Multidimensional Measure of Risk: Prospect Ranking Vector (PRV),” in: Multiple Criteria Problem Solving, edited by S. Zionts, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1978, pp. 529-548.
  • Uncertain Prospects Ranking and Portfolio Analysis Under the Conditions of Partial Information, Mathematical Systems in Economics 44, Oelschlager, Gunn & Hain Publishers, Cambridge, MA., 1979/1980. (With G. Colson)
  • “Satisficing, Optimization and Risk in Portfolio Selection,” in: Readings in Strategy for Corporate Investment, edited by F.G.J. Derkinderen and R.L. Crum, Pitman Publishing, Boston, 1981, pp. 200-219.

History

  • B. Trentowski, Stosunek Filozofii do Cybernetyki czyli sztuki rzadzenia narodem; A.A. Bogdanov, Tektologia: vseobschaia organizatsionaia nauka; J.Ch. Smuts, Holism and Evolution; S. Leduc, The Mechanism of Life, Int. J. General Systems, 5(1979) 1, pp. 63-71.
  • “Cybernetics and General Systems- A Unitary Science?” Kybernetes, 8(1979) 1, pp. 17-23.
  • “Cybernetyka,” Int. J. General Systems, 13(1987) 3, pp. 289-294.
  • “Tectology,” Int. J. General Systems, 14(1988) 4, pp. 331-343.
  • “Trentowski’s Cybemetyka,” in: Systems & Control Encyclopedia, Supplementary Volume 1, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1990, pp. 587-589.
  • “W. Edwards Deming,” in: The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists, eds. M. Witzel and M. Warner, Ch. 11, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 196-218.

Transformation and Metamorphosis

  • “The Self-Service Society: A New Scenario of the Future,” Planning Review, 7(1979) 3, pp. 3-7, 37-38.
  • “Towards a Self-Service Society,” Human Systems Management, 1(1980) 1, pp. 1-3.
  • “Socio-Economic Foundations of a Self-Service Society,” in: Progress in Cybernetics and Systems Research, vol. 10, Hemisphere Publishing, Washington, D.C., 1982, pp. 127-132.
  • “Self-Service Trends in the Society,” in: Applied Systems and Cybernetics, Vol. 3, edited by G. E. Lasker, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1981, pp. 1405-1411.
  • “Self-Service Aspects of Health Maintenance: Assessment of Current Trends,” Human Systems Management, 2(1981) 4, pp. 259-267. (With M. Kochen)
  • “The Grand Reversal: On the Corso and Ricorso of Human Way of Life,” World Futures, 27(1989), pp. 131-151.
  • “Structural Recession in the U.S.A.,” Human Systems Management, 11(1992)1, pp. 1-4.
  • “Work and Leisure,” in: IEBM Handbook on Human Resources Management, Thomson, London, 1997, pp. 333-339. Also: “Bata-System of Management,” pp. 359-362.
  • “Industrial Districts of Italy: Local-Network Economies in a Global-Market Web,” Human Systems Management, 18(1999)2, pp. 65-68.
  • “Machine/Organism Dichotomy of Free-Market Economics: Crisis or Transformation?” Human Systems Management, 29(2010)4, pp. 191-204.
  • “Genesis of the Worldwide Crisis,” in: Atlas of Transformation, JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2010.
  • “Crisis or Transformation: On the corso and ricorso of human systems,” Human Systems Management, 31(2012)1, pp. 49-63.

De Novo Programming

  • “On the Squandering of Resources and Profits via Linear Programming,” Interfaces, 11(1981)5, pp. 101-107.
  • “A Case Study in Multiobjective Design: De Novo Programming,” in: Multiple Criteria Analysis: Operational Methods, edited by P. Nijkamp and J. Spronk, Gower Publishing, Hampshire, 1981, pp. 37-52.
  • “Multicriterion Design of High-Productivity Systems: Extensions and Applications,” in: Decision Making with Multiple Objectives, edited by Y.Y. Haimes and V. Chankong, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985, pp. 308-321.
  • “Optimal System Design with Multiple Criteria: De Novo Programming Approach,” Engineering Costs and Production Economics, 10(1986), pp. 89-94.
  • “Optimizing Given Systems vs. Designing Optimal Systems: The De Novo Programming Approach,” Int. J. General Systems, 17(1990) 4, pp. 295-307.
  • “De Novo Programming,” Ekonomicko-matematický obzor, 26(1990) 4, pp. 406-413.
  • “Trade-Offs-Free Management via De Novo Programming,” International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, 1(1995)1, pp. 3-13.
  • “The Evolution of Optimality: De Novo Programming,” in: Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization, edited by C.A. Coello Coello et al., Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2005, pp. 1-13.
  • “Multiobjective Optimization, Systems Design and De Novo Programming,” in: Handbook of Multicriteria Analysis, edited by. C. Zopounidis and P.M. Pardalos, Springer-Verlag, 2010, pp. 243-262.

Knowledge Management

  • “International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), 2013, vol. 4, issue 4, pages 62-78.
  • “Management Support Systems: Towards Integrated Knowledge Management,” Human Systems Management, 7(1987) 1, pp. 59-70.
  • “Knowledge as a New Form of Capital, Part 1: Division and Reintegration of Knowledge,” Human Systems Management, 8(1989)1, pp. 45-58. “Part 2: Knowledge­Based Management Systems,” 8(1989)2, pp. 129-143.
  • “Knowledge As Capital/Capital As Knowledge,” Human Systems Management, 9(1990)3, pp. l29-130.
  • “Knowledge As Capital: Integrated Quality Management,” Prometheus, 9(1991)1, pp. 93-101.
  • “Knowledge As Coordination of Action,” Human Systems Management, 15(1996)4, pp. 211-213.
  • “Knowledge-Information Circulation through the Enterprise: Forward to the Roots of Knowledge Management,” in: Data Mining and Knowledge Management, edited by Y. Shi, W. Xu, and Z. Chen, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2004, pp. 22-33.
  • Human Systems Management: Integrating Knowledge, Management and Systems, World Scientific, 2005.
  • “Knowledge-Information Autopoietic Cycle: Towards the Wisdom Systems,” Int. J. Management and Decision Making, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2006, pp. 3-18.
  • “The Innovation Factory: Management Systems, Knowledge Management and Production of Innovations,“ in: Expanding the Limits of the Possible, edited by P. Walden, R. Fullér, and J. Carlsson, Åbo, November 2006, pp. 163-175.
  • “From Knowledge to Wisdom: On Being Informed and Knowledgeable, Becoming Wise and Ethical,” International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 5(2006)4, pp. 751-762.
  • “Knowledge Management and the Strategies of Global Business Education: From Knowledge to Wisdom“, in: The Socio-EconomicTransformation: Getting Closer to What? edited by Z. Nahorski, J. W. Owsiński and T. Szapiro, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2007, Ch. 7, pp. 101-116.
  • “Knowledge Management and Strategic Planning: A Human Systems Perspective,” in: Making Strategies in Spatial Planning: Knowledge and Values, edited by M. Cerreta, G. Concilio and V. Monno, Series: Urban and Landscape Perspectives, Vol. 9, Springer-Verlag, 2010, pp. 257-280.

Technology Management

  • “High Technology Management,” Human Systems Management, 3(1982) 2, pp. 57-59.
  • “La gestione a tecnologia e la gestione della tecnologia superiore,” in: La sfida della complessita, edited by G. Bocchi and M. Ceruti, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1985, pp. 401-413.
  • “High Technology Management,” Human Systems Management, 6(1986) 2, pp.109-120.
  • “Telework, Telecommuting and Telebusiness,” Human Systems Management, 17(1998)4, pp. 223-225.
  • IEBM Handbook of Information Technology in Business, Editor, Thomson, London, 2000, p. 870.
  • New Frontiers of Decision Making for the Information Technology Era, Editor with Y. Shi, World Scientific Publishers, 2000.
  • “Introduction: What Is IT/S?” in: IEBM Handbook of Information Technology in Business, ed. M. Zeleny, Thomson, London, 2000, pp. xv-xvii. Also: “High Technology Management,” pp. 56-62. “Global Management Paradigm,” pp. 48-55. “Mass Customization,” pp. 200-207. “Autopoiesis (Self-Production),” pp. 283-290. “Business Process Reengineering (BPR),” pp. 14-22. “Knowledge vs. Information,” pp. 162-168. “Integrated Process Management,” pp. 110-118. “Self-Service Society,” pp. 240-248. “Telepresence,” pp. 821-827. “Kinetic Enterprise & Forecasting,” pp. 134-141. “New Economy,” pp. 208-217. “Tradeoffs Management,” pp. 450-458. “Critical Path Analysis,” pp. 308-314. “Decision Making, Multiple Criteria,” pp. 315-329. “Optimality and Optimization,” pp. 392-409.
  • IEBM Handbook of Information Technology in Business, Editor, Paperback edition, Thomson, London, 2001, p. 870.
  • “Knowledge of Enterprise: Knowledge Management or Knowledge Technology?” International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 1(2002)2, pp. 181-207.
  • “Entering the Era of Networks: Global Supply and Demand Outsourcing Networks and Alliances,” in: Quantitative Methoden der Logistik und des Supply Chain Management, edited by M. Jacquemin, R. Pibornik, and E. Sucky, Verlag Dr. Kovač, Hamburg, 2006, pp. 85-97.
  • “The mobile society: effects of global sourcing and network organization”’, Int. J. Mobile Learning and Organization, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2007, pp. 30–40.
  • “Strategy and strategic action in the global era: overcoming the knowing-doing Gap”, Int. J. Technology Management, Vol. 43, Nos. 1-3, 2008, pp.64–75.
  • “Technology and High Technology: Support Net and Barriers to Innovation,” Advanced Management Systems, vol. 1, no. 1, 2009, pp. 8-21.
  • “Technology and High Technology: Support Net and Barriers to Innovation,” Acta Mechanica Slovaca, vol. 13, no. 1, 2009, pp. 6-19.
  • “High Technology and Barriers to Innovation: From Globalization to Localization,” Int. J. Info. Tech. Dec. Mak., 11 (2012) p. 441

Artificial Life

  • “Osmotic Growths: A Challenge to Systems Science,” Int. J. General Systems, 14(1988) 1, pp. 1-17. (With G.J. Klir and K.D. Hufford)
  • Interview on Artificial Life, in: “Child of a Lesser God” (E. Regis and T. Dworetzky), Omni, 11(1988) 1, pp. 92-170.
  • “Precipitation Membranes, Osmotic Growths, and Synthetic Biology,” in: Artificial Life, edited by C.G. Langton, Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, vol. VI, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1989, pp. 125-139. (With G. J. Klir and K.D. Hufford)
  • “Synthetic Biology and Osmotic Growths,” in: Systems & Control Encyclopedia, Supplementary Volume 1, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y., 1990, pp. 573-578.

Obituaries

  • “Arthur Koestler (1905-1983),” Human Systems Management, 4(1983/84)1, pp. 48-49.
  • “Erich Jantsch (1929-1980),” Human Systems Management, 2(1981)2, pp. 119-120.
  • “Leon Festinger (1920-1989),” Human Systems Management, 8(1989)2, pp. 97-98.
  • “Manfred Kochen (1928-1989),” Human Systems Management, 8(1989)2, pp.95-96.
  • “Paul A. Weiss (1898-1989),” Human Systems Management, 9(1990)1, pp. 3-4.
  • “Kenneth Boulding (1910-1993),” Human Systems Management, 12(1993)2, pp. 159-161.
  • “W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993),” Human Systems Management, 13(1994)1, pp. 75-78.
  • “Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1906-1994),” Human Systems Management, 13(1994) 4, pp. 309-311.
  • “Herbert A. Simon (1916-2001),” Human Systems Management, 20(2001)1, pp. 3-4.
  • “Claude E. Shannon (1916-2001),” Human Systems Management, 20(2001)1, pp. 5-6.

Autopoiesis

Theory of origins of life – in the forefront again

New physics proponents tend to believe that the origin of life and subsequent evolution is driven by the fundamental laws of nature; life is therefore inevitable under favorable local conditions (e.g., QUANTA MAGAZINE: A New Physics Theory of Life, BusinessInsider.com, or ScientificAmerican.com). A group of atoms, especially in the ocean and surrounded by external heat source can gradually attain self-organization, self-replication and spontaneous self-production (autopoiesis). The key conclusion is that matter can and will spontaneously self-organize into the internal order of living things and of many inanimate structures as well. The distinction between living and nonliving matter is not sharp and the transition is necessarily gradual. Prof. Milan Zeleny has placed here his works on synthetic biology and autopoiesis, dealing with the origin of life and its simulation (artificial life) since the early 70s, when he was a professor at Columbia University.
 
In the section “Autopoiesis” we shall gradually place the key works of Prof. Zeleny in this area.
 
Int. J. General Systems, 4(1977) I, pp. 13-28.
 
“Autogenesis: On the Self-Organization of Life,”
Human Systems Management, 7(1987) 1, pp. 59-70.
 
“Precipitation Membranes, Osmotic Growths, and Synthetic Biology,”
in: Artificial Life, edited by C.G. Langton, Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, vol. VI, Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1989, pp. 125-139. (With G. J. Klir and K.D. Hufford)
 
"Autopoiesis Applies to Social Systems Only"
Zeleny M. (2015), Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 186–189. Available at here
E. Regis and T. Dworetzky, Omni, 11 (1988) 1, pp. 92-170. Available at here
 
 
 

 
The 1981 Cybernetics Forum
Special Issue on Autopoiesis

 



The 1984 Gordon Research Conference on Cybernetics:
with Maturana, Varela, von Glasersfeld, von Foerster, Krippendorf, Umpleby, Klir
and Zeleny in the first row.
 
Autopoiesis addresses the fundamental mystery of life: how is the maintenance of identity and functions of an organism possible under the continuous turnover of components? Even cell membranes are only tightly packed communities of components. Cancer is just another living organism trying to maintain its identity, growth and survival within the host organism: it is necessary to dissolve its membrane so that it is recognized as a foreign body and not ignored as a natural part of the organism; then it can be “killed” by organism´s own immune system.
 
The 1983 Social Systems 

Scientific Papers and Studies A few selections in English and Czech 

International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), 2013, vol.4, issue 4, pp. 62-78.
 
eds. M. Witzel and M. Warner, Ch. 11, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 196-218.
 
Human Systems Management, 7(1987) 1, pp. 59-70.
 
Human Systems Management, 31(2012)1, pp. 49-63.
 
Int. J. Info. Tech. Dec. Mak., 11 (2012) p. 441
 
J. of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, 2011
 
Human Systems Management, 29(2010)4, pp. 191-204.
 
Czech Economic Review, 4(2010)1, pp. 102-117.
Int. J. Strategic Decision Sciences, 1(2010)1, pp. 1-22.
 
Advanced Management Systems, vol. 1, no. 1, 2009, pp. 8-21.
 
Czech Economic Review, 3(2009)2, pp. 154-175.
 
in: Data Mining and Knowledge Management, edited by Y. Shi, W. Xu, and Z. Chen, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 2004, pp. 22-33.
 
Int. J. Management and Decision Making, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2006, pp. 3-18.
 
in: Quantitative Methoden der Logistik und des Supply Chain Management, edited by M. Jacquemin, R. Pibornik, and E. Sucky, Verlag Dr. Kovač, Hamburg, 2006, pp. 85-97.
 
Int. J. Mobile Learning and Organization, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2007, pp. 30–40.
 
in: Decision Making with Multiple Objectives, edited by Y.Y. Haimes and V. Chankong, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1985, pp. 308-321. 
 
in: The Socio-EconomicTransformation: Getting Closer to What? edited by Z. Nahorski, J. W. Owsiński and T. Szapiro, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2007, Ch. 7, pp. 101-116. 
 
International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, 5(2006)4, pp. 751-762. 
 
Economics and Management, 9(2006)4, pp. 58-65. 
 
in: Expanding the Limits of the Possible, edited by P. Walden, R. Fullér, and J. Carlsson, Åbo, November 2006, pp. 163-175.
 
Int. J. Applied Decision Sciences, 1(2008)1, pp.3–23.
 
Int. J. Technology Management, Vol. 43, Nos. 1-3, 2008, pp.64–75.
 
 
Towards the Strategy of Systems Integration
 
A Human Systems Perspective 
 
 

Books Some selections in Czech

ČSFR by Exiled economist Eyes

 
Many were overcome, many no longer fade away, but most forecasts and arguments from early 90s is valid for these days. The historical value, in the sense of a counterweight to the hasty and trivial thinking that time is undisputed.
 
The Text of the 1990 book, is based on the articles of Lidova demokracie. The Text is an interesting mirror of his time, in terms of specific content, expressions and the context, as it was felt the returning exile. Therefore, the original Text, even with generative Neoplasms of the young Economist, exiled in a new and unprecedented environment of the old home, then Prague.
 
(Publisher: Alternativy, Prague, 1991, ISBN: Unknown) 

There is Still Time, but I'm afraid for the Fate of this Country

 
Altought I came without the rest of the economic forecast, I hope that the political predictions do not. If there is a major turning point in the thinking and attitudes of the public waiting for our Nations to at least four-year dictatorship heavily minority parties, organized according to the hard party lines and ideologies, demagoguery and rhetoric-dominated and led by the cunning, power thirsty and totally arrogant bank officer. The book quote.
 
(Publisher: Alternativy, Praha, 1991, Illustration: Blanka Sýkorová, ISBN: Unknown)  
 

The Roads to Success (Cesty k úspěchu)

The permanent values of the Bata System (Trvalé hodnoty Soustavy Baťa)

T. J. Bata in the foreword to the book wrote: "A successful person in business, but also in life, should make decisions, choose and act with this book at hand. It is full of refined diamonds and gems of thought wisdom, knowledge and experience. Professor Zeleny, who teaches, among other things, also at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, prepared this volume for all people, young of age and heart."
 
The book is designed as a selection of ideas, principles and values of the Bata System of Management. It is dedicated " To all Czechs and Slovaks on the road to success".
 
The adoption of the book by Czech society and business was largely positive, rated for its
primary readability, value, power of optimism and linguistic quality.
 
(Publisher: Čintámani, 2005, ISBN: 80-239-8233-8)

Do not learn from own mistakes (Neučte se z vlastních chyb)

Postcards from the other side (Pohlednice z druhého břehu)

 
The book takes its name from rejecting the old (and new) wisdom and sayings, myths, cliches and post-Communist ignoring of serious social and economic problems. His book outlines a new directions and new alternatives, based on knowledge, collaboration, and learning from the mistakes of others. Countries such as the Czech Republic have no need to make their own mistakes: everything being done or tried has already been tested by someone else in the world. Such mistakes offer a wealth of knowledge and experience from the rest of the world and should be accepted as a "gift".
 
The book documents the path since the early 1990, when there were hastily implemented experiments
of the coupon privatization, "The only possible path", selling of national wealth "for cash", "Shock therapy",
investment funds, crony capitalism, ignoring dirty money "laundering", and the "Wild East" rules in general.
In these experiments, the politicians learned from their own; many even offered their failed "services"
over and again for vote, to be recruited again - virtually indefinitely. The damage inflicted on the quality of human
lives has been enormous, political misdeeds incalculable.
 
Milan Zeleny shows that none of this was necessary. Only looking around and learning from mistakes
of others is needed. The world and the book is full of such "examples".
 
(Ottovo nakladatelství, 2007, ISBN: 978-80-7360-636-7)

In Search of Your Own Path (Hledání vlastní cesty)

A strategy is an action. A strategy is not about strategic documents, declarations, wall slogans and PowerPoint presentations at annual meetings of shareholders. A strategy is what you do, not what you say. There is no greater success than to live your life on your own and blaze your own path. There is only one story that belongs to us - ours. Once is enough. Only once through, only once must be suffiecient. You cannot wait for, waste, and thus lose ... your own path.
 
This book is a collection of many years of discussions and correspondence with our teacher, Milan Zeleny. "Milan always surprised us with something - with unexpected questions, another point of view of things that appeared clear to us first. But his questioning of many paradigms in management, his questions directed at the merit of thought always moved us forward. Gradually,
we realized that more important than right answers are the right questions; that more important
than what we know is what we do not know; that discussion makes sense only if we have a clearly
defined terms of discussion. Milan has always demanded a specific action from us, using what
we have learned. Traditional views of management would soon began to melt for us. We understood
that information does not mean knowledge and that strategy is not what we speak or write,
but what we actually do; we learned that an organizational structure is oxymoron; that communication
does not mean more exchange of information; that it is not necessary to fight against the crisis
but to embrace its cleansing and transformation functions." - Ján Košturiak
 
(Publisher: Computer Press 2011, ISBN: 978-80-251-1611-1)

Everything will be different (Všechno bude jinak)

From the New World of Business (Z nového světa podnikání)

Milan Zeleny has been living for more than forty years in the USA. During his life he travelled the whole world, lectured, wrote articles and books, and has entered several science disciplines, which he managed to integrate. Therefore he has the ability to look at the world around us from a different perspective and with ease. When he declares that "everything will be different," he has in mind the end of the distorted world of business, that the crisis revealed in its full nakedness. Often we use words, whose meaning is not precisely defined. We talk about quality, information, knowledge, communication with no definitions. We confuse communication with exchange of information, the teamwork with the work in groups, innovation with product development, lean management with cutting costs,
kaizen with improving designs, etc. Improving the process, instead of asking for its meaning,
we engage in projects without clear and measurable objectives.Current economic crisis
is not a traditional cyclical crisis, after which the world will return to its original state.
 
It is a transformation and metamorphosis, after which the world will be fundamentally different. How will it look? Its contours can already be discerned through the mists of unconscious inertia of today.
 
Milan is engaging in its deliberations. Read this book carefully and consider above pronouncements
in proper contexts. If we understand and respect the things around us, then we don't have to fight them.
They become part of our life, because everything taking place around us reveals its own patterns
and makes sense. From the Preface: the book book breathes wisdom, knowledge and personal
experience, offers the ability to see things that we have not seen before. Leads us to search for the right
questions, which is to explore the mysteries of the world, often more important than the "right" answers.
 
(Karmelitánské nakladatelství 2011, ISBN-12: 987-80-89231-83-6)

It was a Strange World ... (To vám byl divný svět...)

Reflections on the transformation of the world around us

(Úvahy o proměnách světa kolem nás)
 
Do not stop searching for your own path. Such search helps you create, organize, and to comprehend a new world. That is the only way an individual can learn from the thousands of seekers, and not, as is often forced, to learn from one individual and his "the only possible path". Each custom-made path enriches the world and each path already existing or copied, reduces our world. Search is the creation, but the copying will result in passivity, laziness and poverty. Sit down and brainstorm with us over what kind of world our kids will live, learn, and work in. What answers we have to prepare for the entirely
new kinds of problems emerging in front of us. The book is dedicated to all the children
who will look back on today's events and behavior with the words of wonder
and surprise: "It was a strange world indeed!"
 
Authors: Milan Zelený, Ján Košturiak
 
(Publisher: NLN 2012, ISBN 9788074221712)

Journals

Human Systems Management 

Integrating Knowledge, Management and Systems 

Milan Zeleny founded and manages over thirty-three years a successful global journal, Human Systems Management (HSM). The journal is published in English language by the international publishing IOS Press.

The objectives and focus of the journal

HSM is an international journal addressing the need to understand and shape the organizational and managerial impacts of high technology. The journal proceeds by seeking to promote an interface of two inseparable and complementary aspects of managing:
  • 1. Management of human systems: the science and technology of management, striving for productivity, efficient performance and technical competence through effective organization. 2. Human management of systems: the art of management, linking humans into productive teams and catalyzing their creative potential through enterprise, leadership, innovation and participation.
  • The gap between the new ideas employed by world-class international firms and what is being discussed in traditional business journals is often large. The latter often contain discussions which practice has already refuted. This is also reflected in inadequate programs in business schools. To reverse this trend, HSM attempts to provide the research, theory and education commensurate with the needs of today's world-class management. In other words, the journal aims to study methods which actually are bringing success in business.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. M. Zeleny (Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, USA)

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge

www.ijek.org 

Prof. Milan Zeleny is the Editor-in-chief of the journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge. (IJEK) ISSN: 2336-2952
 
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge (IJEK) is a high quality research journal focused on the Entrepreneurial research, providing expert knowledge on all aspects of entrepreneurship and business issues, supported by basic and applied economic research and experience in local and worldwide context. Orientation on the global entrepreneurship brings together the leading practitioners and professionals in the field.
 
IJEK is an Open Access Journal, and does not charge readers or their institutions for access. The open access supports the rights of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles. Papers submitted to IJEK should be original and innovative works, not previously published or under review in other journals.
 
The world is entering the Age of Entrepreneurship, based o mass grass-root entrepreneurship and innovation. IJEK is aspiring to be the active witness to the transition. 

Wikipedia Links

Transformation in economics 

Transformation in economics refers to a long-term change in dominant economic activity in terms of prevailing relative engagement or employment of able individuals. 

Evolution of Management Systems

A management system is the framework of processes and procedures used to ensure that an organization can fulfill all tasks required to achieve its objectives. 

Disruptive innovation 

A disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market and support network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology.  

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