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Managing the Information Explosion

Managing the Information Explosion The process of management, and the management of information as anessential element of general managerial practice, is addressed from theperspective of the manager. Information has always been a key element inthe performance of a business and the effectiveness of management, andinformation technology can now transform the use of this information togive managers substantial benefits in business planning and decisionmaking. It is considered that information must be integrated into anorganisations overall management and planning system rather than beingcontrolled by specialist IT professionals and that the manager has to beresponsible for people, their motivation and training businesssystems, culture and environment and the organisations data resource.The ways in which business information processes can be analysed andmodelled are reviewed and it is explained that information models canenable a better understanding of the organisation by showing it in a newand sometimes enlightening way. Some of the many complex issuesassociated with managing the change process and achieving successfulimplementation of the technologies are considered. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Decision Emerald Publishing

Managing the Information Explosion

Management Decision , Volume 29 (3): 50 – Mar 1, 1991

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0025-1747
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000000069
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Abstract

The process of management, and the management of information as anessential element of general managerial practice, is addressed from theperspective of the manager. Information has always been a key element inthe performance of a business and the effectiveness of management, andinformation technology can now transform the use of this information togive managers substantial benefits in business planning and decisionmaking. It is considered that information must be integrated into anorganisations overall management and planning system rather than beingcontrolled by specialist IT professionals and that the manager has to beresponsible for people, their motivation and training businesssystems, culture and environment and the organisations data resource.The ways in which business information processes can be analysed andmodelled are reviewed and it is explained that information models canenable a better understanding of the organisation by showing it in a newand sometimes enlightening way. Some of the many complex issuesassociated with managing the change process and achieving successfulimplementation of the technologies are considered.

Journal

Management DecisionEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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