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It was considered that Beer's Viable Systems Model (1974, 1979, 1981)--the VSM--used as an interpretive and diagnostic tool, would provide an alternative and complementary perspective on the organizational matters surfaced by Parent et al.'s model.
Demystifying the Viable Systems Model as a Tool in Organisational Analysis.
It has demonstrated how empirical findings and insights about franchising and franchising success (Shane, 2005; Premner & Hatch, 2001) can be reinterpreted using the cybernetic systems concepts embedded in Beer's Viable Systems Model (VSM), and by so doing, identifying the systemic requirements for franchise organization effectiveness and viability.
The viable systems model (Beer, 1979) has been adopted to provide the basic structure of the reference model which consists of the following four levels: Corporate, Business units, Business processes and Activities.
* The viable systems model (VSM) provides a framework for assessing the integrity of the performance measurement system.
The third section introduces Beer's Viable Systems Model. The fourth section describes the Research Site, and the fifth, The Research Design, explaining the investigative methods employed.
This model was later converted into a topological model which is now known as the Viable Systems Model (VSM for short).
More widely, the term autopoiesis itself crops up from time to time in descriptions and applications of the viable systems model (Beer, 1979, pp.
Only one, but crucial, model used will be mentioned: Stafford Beer's viable systems model (VSM), already outlined above.
After giving a `functional' definition of knowledge, we use notions from systems theory (Beer's Viable Systems Model) to explain what organizational viability entails.