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The Firm as a Viable System


  • Gaetano Mario Golinelli

    () (University of Rome-La Sapienza)

  • Mauro Gatti

    () (University of Rome-La Sapienza)


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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  • Gaetano Mario Golinelli & Mauro Gatti, 2001. "The Firm as a Viable System," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 2 Market-.
  • Handle: RePEc:sym:journl:13:y:2001:i:2

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    1. Silvio M. Brondoni, 2001. "Brand Policy and Brand Equity," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 1 Brand E.
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