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Information in Action By Lynda Davies

Information in Action
by Lynda Davies

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Good information - understanding what information is important - is the foundation of good management. This book discusses the concepts, methods and techniques which form systems methodology as well as the pitfalls of applying the approach in real-life situations.
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Information in Action: Soft Systems Methodology by Lynda Davies

The book shows how information management can be treated as an active learning process in which computer-based technology can be both supportive and enhanced. Information is brought into focus as the key aspect of information management with technology being viewed as complementary. Soft systems methodology shows how the technical aspects of managing information can usefully be treated as techniques for systematically managing learning and change. This is how information in action is created, used, and reconstructed, through learning.

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Table of Contents


Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - PART 1 THE LEARNING PROCESS OF SOFT SYSTEMS METHODOLOGY - Soft Systems Methodology: An Illustrative Study - Problem Situations - PART 2 SOFT SYSTEMS MODELLING - Modelling Human Activity Systems: Root Definitions of Relevant Systems - Modelling Human Activity Systems: Generating Models - Comparison - PART 3 REFLECTIONS - Using the Methodology - Reflecting on the Learning Process - Index

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GOR001997704
Information in Action: Soft Systems Methodology by Lynda Davies
Lynda Davies
Information systems series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1991-09-12
184
0333565398
9780333565391
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