Data and Reality: A Plea for Management Realism and Data Modesty
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Recently, an old yet wonderful book came to my notice: Data and Reality. After all, too many systems developers and other standardizing do-gooders gladly forget the wise words of its author, Bill Kent: "The questions aren't so much about how we process data as about how we perceive reality, about the constructs and tactics we use to cope with complexity, ambiguity, incomplete information, mismatched viewpoints, and conflicting objectives." A reflective account on Kent's (1978) "Data and Reality."
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|Reference:||Maes, R. (2005). "Data and Reality: A Plea for Management Realism and Data Modesty," University of Amsterdam, Netherlands . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 5(4). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/5-4|
|Keywords:||Data, Realism, Knowledge|
|Item Type:||Article - Volume 5 Article 4 (2005)|
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