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Information and Managerial Wisdom : Second Edition

By de Raadt, J D R, Dr.

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Reproduction Date: 27/1/2016

Title: Information and Managerial Wisdom : Second Edition  
Author: de Raadt, J D R, Dr.
Volume: Second Edition
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Social Sciences, Informatics and Socio-cybernetics
Collections: Authors Community, Sociology
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Publisher: Melbourne Centre for Community Development
Member Page: J Donald R de Raadt


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In this book, de Raadt examines concepts of informatics – such as dis-information, noise and uncertainty generated by global interconnectivity – that explain the destabilising effect of information technology on society. These concepts are derived from cybernetics and are pedagogically presented to provide students an understanding of the social and cultural context of information. This should help them apply information technology in subservience to human endeavours rather than the contemporary practise of the reverse.

Application of socio-cybernetics to managerial information systems.

" Raadt has produced a highly readable text which enjoins us to modify the approach that we use to solve our world problems. He should be commended for his effort: it follows in the tradition of famous predecessors such as Stafford Beer and Geoffrey Vickers who have trodden similar territory." (John P. van Gigch)

Table of Contents
1 Information for a Cultured Humanity 2 Reductionism and the Demise of Wisdom 3 Living Social Systems 4 Aspirations, Adaptation and Information 5 Dis-Information 6 Multi-Modal Learning and Regulation 7 Filters and Recursion 8 Interdependence and Stability 9 The Sovereignty of Systems 10 Epilogue


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