A problem exists in the defitiition of information, particularly in its application in management. The problem emerges from the inability of academics and practitioners alike to differentiate adequately between data and information. Our failure to comprehend the concept of information casts doubt on the efficacy of analyses and development of information systems. As evidenced in the literature and surveys, this paper presents a collection of differing emphases in definitions of information. It then sifts for the basics and proposes a definition of managerial information.
Brock, Floyd J. and Dhillon, Gurpreet S.
"Managerial information, the basics,"
Journal of International Information Management: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jiim/vol10/iss2/5