In most cases it is quite difficult to clearly separate a system from its environment.
Using the enterprise in its environment as an example, St. BEER states: "… these two systems are not absolutely separable, they do not have absolutely clear-cut boundaries. One of the reasons for the problem of separability is that each is influenced by a set of coenetic variables to be found in the world at large" (1968, p.391).
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