Managing Information in Complex Organizations: Semiotics and Signals, Complexity and Chaos

Managing Information in Complex Organizations: Semiotics and Signals, Complexity and Chaos

by Kevin C. Desouza, Tobin Hensgen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765613603

ISBN-13: 9780765613608

Pub. Date: 10/31/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Desouza and Hensgen incorporate concepts such as evolution, semiotics, entropy, complexity, emergence, crisis and chaos theory in their design for processing information within an organization. Their model follows information through five stages, from data to actionable knowledge, and emphasizes evolution and sharing information. The text includes a demonstration of

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Desouza and Hensgen incorporate concepts such as evolution, semiotics, entropy, complexity, emergence, crisis and chaos theory in their design for processing information within an organization. Their model follows information through five stages, from data to actionable knowledge, and emphasizes evolution and sharing information. The text includes a demonstration of inadequate use of information between agencies in the 9/11 disaster. The appendix provides case studies of optimal information processing and discussions of cyberterrorism and medical errors. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765613608
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2004
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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