Complexity science is not a single theory. It is a combination of various theories and concepts from a variety of disciplines—biology, anthropology, economy, sociology, management and others that studies complex adaptive systems (CAS).
All three terms in the name CAS are significant in the definition of a CAS:
1.- Complex implies diversity, many connections among a wide variety of elements.
2.- Adaptive suggests the capacity to alter or change, the ability to learn from experience.
3.- A system is a set of connected or interdependent things. From this definition, it is possible to approach organizations, communities and societies as complex adaptive systems.
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