Significance: Exploring the Nature of Information, Systems and Technology

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byPaul Beynon-Davies

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Signs are critically important in all forms of activity, including business, because they establish what it is to be human. Without signs we could not think, we could not communicate what we think and we could not ensure that we collaborate together in our work, home and leisure. The aim of this book is to explain how and why they are significant.

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Signs are critically important in all forms of activity, including business, because they establish what it is to be human. Without signs we could not think, we could not communicate what we think and we could not ensure that we collaborate together in our work, home and leisure. The aim of this book is to explain how and why they are ...

PAUL BEYNON-DAVIES is currently professor of organisational informatics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. Before taking up an academic post, Professor Beynon-Davies worked for several years in the Informatics industry in the UK and still regularly acts as a consultant to the public and private sector. He has published wi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.89 × 5.62 × 1.08 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230275192

ISBN - 13:9780230275195

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Table of Contents

The Nature of Significance
Signs: Units of Significance
Systems: Patterns of Order
Sign Systems: Patterns of Significance
Communication: The Medium is Not the Message
Control: Remaining Viable
Data: Form to Inform
Data Systems: Patterns of Forma
Information: In-form to Perform
Information Systems: Patterns of Informa
Activity: Performa
Activity Systems: Patterns of Performa
Organisation: Viable Patterns
The Nature of Informatics