Author M. Zeleny
Milan Zeleny is Professor of Management Systems at Fordham University; he was previously at Columbia University, and is now also at The Tomas Bata University. For 34 years he has been the Editor-in-Chief of Human Systems Management. Currently also editor of Entrepreneurial Knowledge. Zeleny’s research areas include human systems management, multiple criteria decision making and autopoiesis. Current publications include economic transformation and metamorphosis, knowledge management, high-technology management, synthetic biology, evolutionary economics, tradeoffs-free economics, de novo programming and other areas of multidisciplinary matrix. He is the founder of the ZET Foundation, in support of entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurship.
He is the author of over 600 publications and has the highest Hirsch Citation Index among Czech economists. More information available at

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Zeleny M. (1977) Self-organization of living systems: A formal model of autopoiesis. International Journal of General Systems 4(1): 13–28. Fulltext at
Zeleny M. (1978) APL-Autopoiesis: Experiments in self-organization of complexity. Progress in Cybernetics and Systems Research 3: 65–84.
Zeleny M. (1980) Autopoiesis: A paradigm lost. In: Zeleny M. (ed.) Autopoiesis, dissipative structures, and spontaneous social orders. Westview Press, Boulder CO: 3–43.
Zeleny M. (1981) Autogenesis: On the self-organization of life. In: Zeleny M. (ed.) Autopoiesis: A theory of living organization. Elsevier North Holland, New York NY: 91–115. Fulltext at
Zeleny M. (1981) What is autopoiesis? In: Zeleny M. (ed.) Autopoiesis: A theory of living organization. Elsevier North Holland, New York NY: 4–17. Fulltext at
Zeleny M. (1985) Spontaneous social orders. International Journal of General Systems 11: 2–117. Fulltext at
Zeleny M. (1995) Ecosocieties: Societal aspects of biological self-production. Soziale Systeme 1(2): 179–202. Fulltext at
Zeleny M. (1996) On social nature of autopoietic systems. In: Khalil E. L. & Boulding K. E. (eds.) Evolution, order and complexity. Routledge, London: 122–145. Fulltext at
Zeleny M. (1997) Autopoiesis and self-sustainability in economic systems. Human Systems Management 16(4): 251–262. Fulltext at
Zeleny M. (2010) Machine/organism dichotomy and free-market economics: Crisis or transformation? Human Systems Management 29: 191–204. Fulltext at
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