Dynamic Control of Hierarchical Public Systems

  • Maria T. Pavlidou
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


Public systems are often considered to be static, inflexible systems, often called bureaucracies or red tape agencies. We will consider in this paper these systems as demonstrating characteristics of stability, adaptiveness and solid internal organizational structure, which are intrinsic characteristics of cybernetic systems.


Output Response Cognitive System Dynamic Control Internal Code Public System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria T. Pavlidou
    • 1
  1. 1.ThessalonikiGreece

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