This article considers the Viable System Model (VSM) from the viewpoint of autopoiesis. Looking at the lowest recursion level, a VSM prototype can be found; namely, people’s interactivities are the source of viability and produce the system. I call the provisional family unit the social autopoietic unit. People’s autopoietic activities are essential for organizing; for that, I view VSM as the organization of necessary functions, and as a result, a foundation for autopoietic VSM is obtained.
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