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prof. dr. Walter Baets

prof. dr. Walter Baets

Expert in chaos, change, innovation and complexity
Languages : English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish

  • Categories

  • Management
    • Change Management
    • Knowledge Management
  • Economy & Finance
    • Knowledge Economy
  • Innovation & Creativity
    • Innovation
  • Employability

  • Lecture
  • Workshop / Masterclass
  • Consultancy
  • Subjects

  • Innovation and knowledge
  • Complexity, chaos and change
  • On-line learning
  • work-place learning
  • A quantum interpretation of management
Walter R. J. Baets is Professor on Complexity, Knowledge and Inno-vation, Associate Dean for Research and MBA Director at Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management. Before joining Euromed Marseille, he held the Philips Chair in Infor-mation and Communication Technology and he was director of NOTION (the Nyenrode Institute for Knowledge Management and Virtual Education) at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands. He held academic positions in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and
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Walter R. J. Baets is Professor on Complexity, Knowledge and Inno-vation, Associate Dean for Research and MBA Director at Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management. Before joining Euromed Marseille, he held the Philips Chair in Infor-mation and Communication Technology and he was director of NOTION (the Nyenrode Institute for Knowledge Management and Virtual Education) at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands. He held academic positions in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Spain. He graduated in Econometrics and Operations Research at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and did postgraduate studies in Business Administration at Warwick Business School (UK). He was awarded a PhD from the University of Warwick in Industrial and Business Studies and a Habilitation of Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III, France. Most of his professional experience was acquired in the telecommu-nications and banking sector. He has substantial experience in management development activities in Russia and the Arab world. His research interests include: Innovation and knowledge; Complexity, chaos and change; The impact of (new information) technologies on organizations; Knowledge, learning and artificial intelligence; On-line learning, work-place learning and pedagogical innovation; A quantum interpretation of management. He is a member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information & Management, and Systèmes d’Information et Management. He has acted as a reviewer/evaluator for a number of International Conferences (e.g. ECIS an ICIS) and for the EU RACE program. He has published in several journals including the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, The European Journal of Operations Research, Knowledge and Process Management, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, The Journal of Systems Management, Information & Management, The Learning Organization and Accounting, Management and Information Technologies. He has organized international conferences in the area of IT and organizational change. Walter Baets is the author of “Organizational Learning and Knowledge Technologies in a Dynamic Environment” and “Complexity, Organisations and Learning: the quantum interpretation of business”. He co-authored “The Hybrid Business School: Developing knowledge management through management learning”, and “Virtual Corporate Universities”.
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Complexity, Learning and Organizations

Title: Complexity, Learning and Organizations
Author: Walter Baets
Publisher: Routledge; New Ed edition
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0415381796

In this innovative and thought-provoking book, the author takes an original look at some of the new ways of understanding how organizations work including complexity, chaos theory and quantum structures.

In a readable and accessible style, Walter Baet's argues that we need a new way of looking at the world and at human systems, in organizations and in society as a whole. He proposes a holistic management approach which is in direct opposition to the short-term shareholder value driven approach which dominates much management practice. The aim is to encourage the emergence of a new type of learning within organizations. To illustrate this, he discusses self-organizing systems, the complexity paradigm, the nature and use of knowledge; management learning at both the organizational and individual level and personal development. Finally, he argues in favor of considering business and economics as a network of agents that operate based on synchronicity - the quantum structure of business.

Encouraging the reader to reflect on their own experiences, and drawing on examples from a number of real-life company cases, Walter Baets delivers a readable and thought-provoking book. For students and managers interested in complexity, knowledge management, innovation and organizational learning, it will be an invaluable guide to new ways of looking at organizations, learning and innovation.