On the definition of feedback
Article first published online: 5 JAN 2007
Copyright © 1983 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 4–13, January 1983
How to Cite
Ramaprasad, A. (1983), On the definition of feedback. Syst. Res., 28: 4–13. doi: 10.1002/bs.3830280103
- Issue published online: 5 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 5 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 28 JUN 1982
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUN 1981
- decision making;
- management theory
The paper discusses the lack of a commonly accepted definition of the concept of feedback in management theory, dealing with communications networks and decision processes in living systems at the organization level. It proposes a general definition. It deals with living systems at the organization level, including the total system and all subsystems. Implications of the proposed definition to current conceptualizations of feedback processes in management are explored.