Professor Raul Espejo is an international expert in organisational cybernetics. His most recent book “Organizational Systems: Managing Complexity with the Viable System Model” was published by Springer early in 2011 (co-authored with Alfonso Reyes) and is co-author of two other books and co-editor of three. He has published over a 100 articles in journals and books.
In the early 70s, during the Allende’s government in Chile, he was Operational Director of the CYBERSYN project under the scientific direction of Stafford Beer. Since then until 2003, he worked at the Manchester Business School in the UK, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria and the universities of Aston and Lincoln in the UK.
In 1985 he created in the Science Park of Aston University Syncho Ltd, an enterprise in the field of organisational cybernetics. From there he has done research in collaboration with a wide range of institutions worldwide, mainly in organisational diagnosis and design, with a focus on social transformation, organisational learning and democratic processes.
Currently he is Director-General of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics and Director of Syncho Ltd in the UK.