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Philosophical and theoretical perspectives of organisational structures as information processing systems

Burke, ME 2003, 'Philosophical and theoretical perspectives of organisational structures as information processing systems' , Journal of Documentation, 59 (2) , pp. 131-142.

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Abstract

Discusses some of the philosophical ideas about knowledge and applies them to organizational design and information processing in order to create new ideas and new ways of thinking. Explains how this can be achieved by a discussion of the issues surrounding organizational design and the impact of design on information processing. Reviews the ideas concerning the theory of knowledge proposed by rationalists, such as Descartes and empiricists, such as Locke and how these relate to other epistemological theories such as historicism and pragmatism. Concludes by discussing the means by which philosophical theories of knowledge can assist towards new considerations of information processing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information systems, organizational structure, philosophy
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Documentation
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00220418
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2009 11:54
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/961

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