Panarchy is a conceptual framework to account for the dual, and seemingly contradictory, characteristics of all complex systems – stability and change. It is the study of how economic growth and human development depend on ecosystems and institutions, and how they interact.

Panarchy as conceptual framework play a fundamental role within Systemic Transformation. Key purpose systemic adaptation embrace the three key properties  which are potential, Connectedness and resilience .

The stages within adaptive cycles clearly apply to economic systems, organizations and species.Some examples:

  • Kodak became extinct due to inability to adapt to technological changes
  • Neanderthal extinction
  • Poor economic growth and high employment of a EU member country such as Italy due to low potential poor connectedness weak resilience

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IT Transformation consultant specifically within SAP space with strong interest in System Thinking and Cybernetics Management.

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