The structure and dynamics of complex product design

Dan Braha, Yaneer Bar-Yam

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8 Scopus citations


The usefulness of understanding organizational network structure as a tool for assessing the effects of decisions on organizational performance has been illustrated in the social science and management literatures [39-42]. There it has been shown that informal networks of relationships (e.g., communication, information, and problemsolving networks) - rather than formal organizational charts - determine to a large extent the patterns of coordination and work processes embedded in the organization. In recent years, networks have also become the foundation for understanding numerous and disparate complex systems outside the field of social sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, engineering, and internet technology, see [9, 10, 49]).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Engineered Systems
Subtitle of host publicationScience Meets Technology
EditorsDan Braha, Ali Minai, Yanner Bar-Yam
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameUnderstanding Complex Systems
ISSN (Print)1860-0832
ISSN (Electronic)1860-0840

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Artificial Intelligence


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