SPROUTS HOME | FIRST TIME VISITORS | ABOUT | BOARD | GUIDE for AUTHORS | FAQ |CONTACT US
sprouts Login | Create Account AIS
Working Papers on Information Systems ISSN 1535-6078
Browse by: Year | Tag | Author | Organization | Proceedings
Advanced search

Data and Reality: A Plea for Management Realism and Data Modesty

Rik Maes
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Abstract
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."

Full Text Document:
[img]
Preview
PDF 263Kb
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)
Language:English
Email: Rik Maes (maestro@uva.nl)
Related Link(s):http://primavera.feb.uva.nl/scripts/abstract.php?id=206

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Show Tags

Tag this item: