Organization and Control

  • R. F. Drenick


A more descriptive title for this article might have been “control in organizations and the organization of control.” For one, it reports on a current attempt [3] at developing a mathematical theory of organization in which the use of feedback and of other concepts taken from control theory seems inevitable. And conversely the article speculates on whether or not some of the ideas that are coming out of this organization theory might not be useful also to control theory. Points of contact seem to exist already in the field of hierarchical control [7] and in human factors considerations recently discussed by Rijnsdorp [9].


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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. F. Drenick
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of New YorkBrooklynUSA

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