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GLO 410: Systems Thinking - (Campion, Spring 2016): Chapter 12: Viable System Model

This guide for Systems Thinking provides students with links to references from the textbook Systems Concepts in Action in addition to other resources to help develop systemic thinkers.

Viable Systems Model

"The viable System Model (VSM) illustrates the minimum requirements that must be placed on social systems if they are to prove enduring and capable of development. The aim is to bring enterprises and organizations into a condition such that they attain their optimum performance capacity and to render these enterprises and organizations able to survive in the long term, in other words, to be viable."-Systems Concept in Action, Chapter 12

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