OCTOBER 28th 1999 "Complexity and Business Success" with Roger Lewin and Birute Regine
JUNE 10th 1999 "Science and Magic" Dr Jack Cohen
MAY 4th 1999 "Biological and Economic Network" Dr Eric Bonabeau, SFI, discussed the problem solving characteristics of social insects
MARCH 4th 1999 "Herding Behaviour in Financial Market" Dr Gérard Weisbuch (physicist), Laboratoire de Physique Statistique ENS, Paris and Dr Alan Kirman (economist) discussed self-organising markets, how interactions evolve leading to complexity, contagion effects, 'epidemics' of opinion and herding behaviour in financial markets.
FFEBRUARY 23rd 1999 "Conditioned Emergence - Complexity theory in action" Dr Robert MacIntosh and Dr Donald MacLean, Glasgow University and Ian Arbon, MD of Peter Brotherhood Ltd, Peterborough, discussed the implementation of the theories of complexity in practice, within PB Ltd.
JANUARY 18th 1999 "Expanding the Potentialities of Knowledge-Based Organisations" Professor Raul Espejo, Professor of Information Management and Director of the Centre for Systems Research at the Lincoln School of Management, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside
DECEMBER 4th and 5th 1998 Joint CONFERENCE with Warwick, "ORGANISATIONS AS COMPLEX EVOLVING SYSTEMS" Keynote Speakers: Professor Ervin Laszlo, Dr. Jack Cohen, Susanne Kelly, Vice President, Citicorp Technology Office Citybank, New York. Papers were presented by academics and practitioners.
NOVEMBER 11th 1998 "The Complexity Advantage" Susanne Kelly, Citibank, New York Christopher Davis, BDA, Germany.
OCTOBER 12th 1998 "How to Make Real Change Happen" Goran Carstedt, M.D. SOL International, and ex-President Volvo and IKEA
OCTOBER 8th 1998 "The Complexity Game" Co-creators: Gerard Fairtlough, Julie Allan, Eve Mitleton-Kelly
JUNE 8th and 9th Joint WORKSHOP with EIASM* on "Complexity and Organization", Brussels, Belgium Selected papers were presented at the December Conference. *European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
MMAY 15th 1998 "Would-Be Worlds, The Science and the Surprise of Artificial Worlds" Professor John Casti, Santa Fe Institute
MAY 11th & 12th 1998 "A Colloquium on Autopoiesis and Social Systems" Professor Humberto Maturana, University of Chile Professor Gunther Teubner, LSE Dr Loet Leydesdorff, University of Amsterdam Dr John Mingers, Warwick University Dr Lucas Introna, LSE Dr Soren Brier, Denmark
MARCH 30th 1998 "Sim Store: Complex Adaptive Modelling at J Sainsbury" Dr Mark Venables, J Sainsbury.
FEBRUARY 3rd 1998 "On the issue of scale" Professor Marilyn Strathern, Social Anthropologist, Cambridge University
JANUARY 23rd 1998 " Complexity, Information Space and Social Information Flows" Professor Max Boisot Michael Lissack
JANUARY 15th 1998 "Organising to Learn" John Leggate, BP "Learning to Unlearn" Professor Petruska Clarkson, Psychologist
DECEMBER 17th 1997 "The Complexity of Power Relations- an interdisciplinary approach to complex systems thinking" Dr Kim James, Psi International
DECEMBER 3rd 1997 "Developing Knowledge through Dialogue- The Sencorp Management Model" Kenneth R. Slocum, Senior Vice President, SENCORP. D. Scott Frondorf, Manager of Strategic Systems and Technologies, SENCORP.
NOVEMBER 17th 1997 "Strategy & Requisite Variety" Professor Raul Espejo, Professor of Information Management, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, and Director of the Centre for Systems Research, Lincoln School of Management.
JUNE 18th 1997 "The Law as an Autopoietic System" Professor Gunther Teubner, Otto-Kahn-Freund Professor of Comparative Law and Legal Theory at the LSE "Autopoeisis and Organised Complexity" Professor Helmut Willke, Universitat Bielefeld
APRIL 23rd 1997 "Complexity and the Participatory Worldview" Professor Brian Goodwin, biologist and author of "How the Leopard Changed Its Spots". Dr Peter Reason, author of "Participation in Human Inquiry".
MARCH 5th 1997 "Eight Principles of the New Science Applied to Leadership" Andrew Stone, Joint MD, Marks & Spencer Danah Zohar, Oxford Brookes University.
FFEBRUARY 13th 1997 "Complexity, Metaphor and Knowledge Landscapes in Organisations" Professor Johan Roos, International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne. Michael Lissack, Senior Advisor to Tripod Inc and Research Associate at Henley Management College.
NOVEMBER 20th 1996 "Learning from Complexity: Expanding the Possibility Space" Arthur Battram, Tools for Learning project Manager in the Training Development team at the Local Government Management Board, the Industry Training organisation for local authorities. Steve Trivett, Senior Consultant with FCI, Birmingham City Council.
OCTOBER 30th 1996 "Complexity in Practice at the DOT and Humberside TEC" Paul Waller, Head of the Information and Technology Management Unit at the Department of Transport. Graham Hodgson, DOT Peter Fryer, Chief Executive of Humberside Training and Enterprise Council.
JUNE 5th 1996 "Strategy & Complexity in the Public Sector" Professor Jonathan Rosenhead, Head of the Department of Operational Research at LSE. Professor Hari Tsoukas, Associate Professor of Organisation and Management at the University of Cyprus and an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School and Cranfield School of Management.
MAY 20th 1996 "The Learning Network": Conditions for Distinguishing Productive Self-Organising Systems From Permanently Failing Organisations Tony Bovaird, Lecturer and Founder member of the Public Sector Management Research Centre, Aston Business School "Chaos, Complexity and the Firm: A Generic Model of Interfirm Relationships" David Parker, Senior Lecturer in Managerial Economics and Director of the Research Centre for Industrial Strategy, University of Birmingham Business School. Andrew Tobias, Senior Lecturer in Operational Research, University of Birmingham. Simon Whitby, Doctoral Student, University of Birmingham.
MAY 8th 1996 "Is Learning a Prerequisite for Adaptation in Complex Social Systems?" Arie de Geus, ex-Group planning Co-ordinator of the Royal Dutch Shell Group Professor Peter Allen, physicist, International Ecotechnology Research Centre, Cranfield University.
APRIL 24th & FEBRUARY 7th 1996 "Control & Self-Organisation: Paradoxes of Leadership in Complex Organisations" Professor Ralph Stacey Director of the Complexity and Management Centre at the University of Hertfordshire Patricia Shaw, Associate Director and Founding Fellow of CMC.
MARCH 6th 1996 "Institutionalising Complexity: The Chinese Development Experience" Professor John Child, Judge Institute, Cambridge Professor Max Boisot, E.S.A.D.E., Barcelona
NOVEMBER 17th and DECEMBER 6th 1995 "Managing Complexity" Alex Trisoglio, Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen International Management Institute.
MAY 10th 1995 "Organisations As Community: Complexity and Relationships at Work" Arie de Geus, ex-Group planning Co-ordinator of the Royal Dutch Shell Group Michael McMaster , Director of Knowledge Based Development Ltd.
MARCH 16th 1995 "Business Innovation and Information Technology: Dangerous Liaisons?" Professor Robert Galliers, Chairman and Lucas Professor of Business Systems Engineering, Warwick University Business School David Orchard, Head of Group Information Technology at Thomas Cook
FEBRUARY 16th & JANUARY 19th 1995 "Managing the Change" Rohit Talwar, Strategic Planning Society.
FFEBRUARY 10th 1995 "Can Information Systems Investment be Appraised?" Professor John Ward, Professor of Strategic IS and Director, IS Research Centre, Cranfield Roger Davies, senior consultant with Admiral Management Services
JANUARY 25th 1995 "Managing Complexity" Dr Michael Thompson, anthropologist Alex Trisoglio, Director, Environmental Strategies