Viable Inquiry Systems

  • Maurice Yolles


Systems are organised images of the real world that entail certain principles, and we build systems models because we can attribute to them certain generic characteristics that we believe can help us explain what we perceive as the real world. The idea of the real world being modelled as a system hierarchy composed of networks of organisations seen as semi-autonomous systems is a powerful way of representing what we believe that we see. The theory that is attached to such systems is called viable systems theory.


Rational Expectation Soft System Methodology Viable System Model Viable System Autopoietic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice Yolles
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  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores University Business SchoolLiverpoolUK

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