"Any process of communication among the components of a system, once initiated and maintained with some regularity, leads to the genesis of social structure among communicators within the system" (K. KRIPPENDORFF, 1986, p.43).
According to KRIPPENDORFF, "the law presupposes that the individual components exhibit some regularities (e.g. conditional preferences, statistical biases in response to stimuli, rational behavior) and participate in the system for some time. The speed of structural genesis increases with the complexity of the communications, with the number of participating communicators, and with the length in time of the process. The speed decreases with the level of awareness and the number of messages controlled by each communicator. However, the law holds irrespective of whether the result is anticipated or desirable" (Ibid).
Structural genesis can be related to various other systemic viewpoints. One is CHRISTALLER's theory of hexagonal space filling organization. Another is C. LAVILLE concept of vortexes. Another one is V. CSANYI's theory of autogenetic organization and still others, the recent D.K. HUTCHINS' configuration entropy concept and D. Mc NEIL's model of toroidal organization fields.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
To cite this page, please use the following information:
Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (2020). Title of the entry. In Charles François (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics (2). Retrieved from www.systemspedia.org/[full/url]
We thank the following partners for making the open access of this volume possible: