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The Viable Systems Model Applied to a Smart Network: The Case of the UK Electricity Market

  • Duncan R. Shaw
  • Bob Snowdon
  • Christopher P. Holland
  • Peter Kawalek
  • Brian Warboys

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Business Process Electricity Market Business Network Viable System Model Viable System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duncan R. Shaw
    • 1
  • Bob Snowdon
    • 2
  • Christopher P. Holland
    • 1
  • Peter Kawalek
    • 1
  • Brian Warboys
    • 2
  1. 1.Manchester Business School, Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchester

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