Introduction to Knowledge Profiling

  • M. Yolles


Viable system theory is a cybernetic approach that is concerned with autonomous, active, purposeful, and adaptive social organisation that can operate in complex situations and survive. Since complex situations entail variety differentiation, in surviving a viable system responds to changing situations by generating sufficient variety through self-organisation to deal with the situational variety it encounters (called requisite variety). A viable organisation is able to support adaptability and change while maintaining stability in its behaviour. In particular an organisation is viable if it can maintain stable states of behaviour as it adapts to perturbations from its environment.


Knowledge Management Cognitive Domain Knowledge Creation Behavioural Domain Knowledge Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yolles
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  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

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