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<blockquote>''A [[System (glossary)]] which exchanges inputs and outputs with its [[Environment (glossary)]]</blockquote>
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<blockquote>''A system which exchanges inputs and outputs with its environment. (von Bertalanffy 1968)</blockquote>
  
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===Source===
  
von Bertalanffy, L. 1968. General system theory: Foundations, development, applications. Revised ed. New York, NY: Braziller.
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von Bertalanffy, L. 1968. ''General system theory: Foundations, development, applications,'' Revised ed. New York, NY: Braziller.
  
 
===Discussion===
 
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Open system theory considers an organism as a complex entity composed of many parts with an overall integrity, co-existing in an environment. In an open system the organisms structure is maintained, or adapts, through a continual exchange of energy and information with its environment.
 
Open system theory considers an organism as a complex entity composed of many parts with an overall integrity, co-existing in an environment. In an open system the organisms structure is maintained, or adapts, through a continual exchange of energy and information with its environment.
  
 
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A system which exchanges inputs and outputs with its environment. (von Bertalanffy 1968)

Source

von Bertalanffy, L. 1968. General system theory: Foundations, development, applications, Revised ed. New York, NY: Braziller.

Discussion

Open system theory considers an organism as a complex entity composed of many parts with an overall integrity, co-existing in an environment. In an open system the organisms structure is maintained, or adapts, through a continual exchange of energy and information with its environment.

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