Angela was borned in Bogota, Colombia and graduated as a
computer and systems engineer in 1981. She worked originally as an
Information Systems Manager, in private and public enterprises, and
then as the Director of the Secretariat of Information and Systems
of the Colombian President's Office (1990 – 1992). From 1993 to
2002, she taught systems and cybernetics in Los Andes University
and provided consultancy for both the private and public
She led projects involving the restructuring of national
auditing practices, the application of systems tools to national
educational and environmental policies, and the introduction of
participation in political systems. In 2002 her work on cybernetics
was recognised when Vienna University and the International
Federation of Systems Sciences awarded her the prestigious Ashby
Lecture. Marquis Who's Who in the World is including her biography
in the forthcoming 2007 edition.
Since 2002 she has been researching and teaching within the
Scarborough Management Centre of the Hull Business School and
acting as its research co-ordinator.
Andrade, G., Espinosa, A., Guzman, D.,
Wills, E. (2012). Towards a framework for the observation,
understanding and management of socio-ecological systems: Insights
from socio-ecological, institutional and complexity theory..
Emergence and Complexity. 1*
Espinosa A, Cardoso PP, Arcaute E, Christensen
K.(2011), ‘How self-organiation works in social systems: A case
study in an Irish eco-village’. Kybernetes: The International
Journal of Systems and Cybernetics, Vol 3/4, pp 533-558. ISSN
Espinosa A, Porter T, (2011), ‘Sustainability,
Compelxity and Learning: Insights from Complex Systems Approaches’.
The Learning Organisation, Vol 18, pp 54-72, ISSN 0969-6474
Paucar-Caceres A, Espinosa A ( 2011) Management
science methodologies in environmental and sustainability:
discourses and applications, Journal of the Operational Research
Society (available online), Vol 62 pp 1601-1620, ISSN
Espinosa A, Leonard A (2009) Action research in organisational
cybernetics (vol 22, pp 219-221) Systemic Practice and Action
Espinosa A, Al-Maimani A (2009) A holistic approach to an
e-government strategy: ongoing research in Oman in Cordoba-Pachon,
J R, Ochoa, A, Al-Maimani, A (ed) Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the
Governance of Society (pp 109-134)
Espinosa A, Arcaute E, Christensen K, Sendova A, Dahl T (2009)
Division of labour in ant colonies in terms of attractive fields
(vol 6, pp 392-402) Ecological Complexity
Espinosa A, Knowles K (2009) Towards an holistic framework for
environmental change: the role of normative behaviour and informal
networking to enhance sustainable business practices (vol 22, pp
275-291) Systemic Practice and Action Research
A. Espinosa, R. Harnden, J. Walker, (2008) A Complexity Approach
to Sustainability - Stafford Beer Revisited, European Journal of
Operational Research , Vol 187(2): pp. 636-651, 0377-2217.
A. Espinosa, R. Harnden, J. Walker, (2004) Cybernetics and
Participation: From Theory to Practice, 2004 Vol 17 (6) pp573-589,
Systemic Practice and Action Research, 1094-429x.
A. Espinosa, (2006) A cybernetic re-evaluation of socio-economic
development programs, 2006 Vol 35 No 1/2 pp 30-44, Kybernetes,
A. Espinosa, R. Harden, (2006) Team Syntegrity and Democratic
Group Decision Making: Theory and Practice, Vol 15, Journal of the
Operational Research Society, 0160-5682.