Selfish Orgonic Networks: The Holonic Viewpoint of Productive Networks

By Piero Mella.

Published by The Organization Collection

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I examine productive networks following the holonic viewpoint (“orgon” indicates a production or-ganization viewed as a holon). I have identified 10 “rules of selfish behavior” and three laws of networks.

Keywords: Productive Organization, Holonic Network, Orgonic Network, Holon and Holarchy, Autonomic Cognitive Computer, Holonic Manufacturing System, Bionic Manufacturing System

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 7, pp.139-156. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.167MB).

Prof. Piero Mella

Born in Pavia in 1946, I graduated in March 1969 with a first-class degree in Industrial Administration. In 1985 I was awarded a chair as a full professor and lecturer in Business Economics and Administration at the Faculty of Economics at Pavia University. In 1986 I was elected Head of the Department of Business Research at the University of Pavia. From 1987-88 to 1992-93 I was Dean of the Economics Faculty at the University of Pavia. I have been the scientific Director of the Masters in Accounting, Budget and Financial Control in profit organizations (set up by the University of Pavia) since its inception in 1990. In 1997 I became Co-ordinator of the Doctorate in Business Research at the University of Pavia. In 2000 I created the scientific web site My interests also involve the fields of Complex and Holonic Systems and of Networks. In 1997 I formulated the Combinatory System Theory, described at the web site:


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