Enterprise Engineering Working Conference

Advances in Enterprise Engineering X pp 132-147 | Cite as

Extended Viable System Model

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 252)


Viable System Model (VSM) is a well-known and widely used concept when working with enterprise as a viable system. However, research shows that VSM does not include all the required elements to correctly model enterprise as a viable system. This paper proposes extensions to VSM which help to model enterprise in a more complete way. The proposal is illustrated using case study of a real company. Authors propose to tie extended VSM to the notion of Enterprise Operating System in future research.


Viable system model Enterprise operating system Enterprise architecture Enterprise engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and TechnologiesNational Research University – Higher School of EconomicsNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Department of Engineering and Management, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID)LisbonPortugal

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