A process by which a system, at first governed by dynamic interactions of its components, acquires defined structures and steady-state functions.
This concept has been proposed by L.von BERTALANFFY as a general principle of organization (see "Organization as progressive mechanization").
D. KATZ and R.L. KAHN state this idea in the following way:"(early growth) is a process which involves an interaction of various dynamic forces, whereas the latter development entails the use of a regulating feedback mechanism" (1966, p.99).
In other words, the original "organizative dynamism" of the system, starting from its autogenesis, is the motor of its morphogenesis and exhausts itself when the system matures.
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