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The Firm as a Viable System

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  • Gaetano Mario Golinelli

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    (University of Rome-La Sapienza)

  • Mauro Gatti

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    (University of Rome-La Sapienza)

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    Abstract

    The viable system logic is widely considered a reference point for all the entrepreneurial organizations. The viable organizations have to struggle for existence, a statement particularly valid, if we consider changes (adjustments, transformations, reorganizations) of logic and physical assets (logic and physical structure) as also specific configurations developed in time. As a consequence, a viable system can be defined as follows: it is a system that survives, remains united and entire; it is omeostatically equilibrated internally and externally; it contains mechanisms and opportunities to grow, learn, develop and adapt becoming more efficient in a proper context.

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    Article provided by University of Milano-Bicocca in its journal Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management.

    Volume (Year): (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 Market-Driven Management ()
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    Handle: RePEc:sym:journl:13:y:2001:i:2

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    Keywords: Firm; Systemic Approach; Management Studies; Viable System; Market-Driven Management DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4468/2001.2.04golinelli.gatti;

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