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The Viable Systems Approach (VSA) for Re-interpreting Network Business Dynamics

  • Paolo Piciocchi
  • Clara Bassano
  • Erica Paduano
  • Maureen Galvin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 90)

Abstract

The variety of network-district businesses has in strategic terms, resulted in less efficiency within local systems and reflected negatively on the competitiveness of district production. The paper seeks to re-interpret the dynamics of network-districts from the Viable Systems Approach (VSA) perspective. In such a scenario, the limited or non-use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools risks affecting competitive capacity both in an individual and network-district perspective. The paper highlights how the creativity of the Italian network-district system gains momentum i.e. greater competitiveness by using ICT tools in a systems approach to facilitate cultural and management change and to integrate communication within and outside the network-district system.

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network-district dynamics viable systems approach (VSA) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Piciocchi
    • 1
  • Clara Bassano
    • 2
  • Erica Paduano
    • 1
  • Maureen Galvin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political, Social and Communication ScienceUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly
  2. 2.Business Studies Department“Parthenope” University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Business Studies DepartmentUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly

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