Information management (IM) has exploded in importance in recent years and yet until now there has been no Reader to introduce students to the subject. This comprehensive international collection introduces you to the core topics and methodologies used in teaching IM, namely: information behaviour; environmental scanning and decision making; knowledge management; and information strategy. These peer-reviewed papers represent an elite selection from the respected Information Research journal, each carefully updated to take into account recent developments. Readership: This book is an essential introduction to IM for all students on courses in library and information science, IM, information systems, business information technology, business management, computer science and information technology; as well as for practitioners working in a wide range of organizations providing information services.
Dr T.D. Wilson is Professor Emeritus in Information Management, University of Sheffield and Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School and at Boras University College, Sweden. He is Publisher and Editor-in-chief of the electronic journal Information Research. Dr Elena Maceviciute is Senior Lecturer at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science at Boras University College, Sweden, and Professor at the Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University, Lithuania. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Information Research and serves as Book Reviews Editor.
PART A: GENERAL PAPERS 1. Information in organizations: directions for information management - Joyce Kirk 2. The development of the information management research area - Elena Maceviciute and T. D. Wilson 3. Business information culture: a qualitative study of the information culture in the Finnish insurance industry - Gunilla Widen-Wulff PART B: INFORMATION BEHAVIOUR 4. Determining organizational information needs: the critical success factors approach - Maija-Leena Huotari and T. D. Wilson 5. Critical success factors and information needs in industry: an Estonian study - Aiki Tibar 6. Experiencing information seeking and learning: research on patterns of variation - Louise Limberg PART C: ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING AND DECISION MAKING 7. Environmental scanning as information seeking and organizational learning - Chun Wei Choo 8. Scanning the business environment: from perceived environmental change to strategic change - Zita Correia and T. D. Wilson 9. Managerial information seeking and use behaviour: a case study of Singapore - Shrianjani M. (Gina) de Alwis and Susan Higgins 10. The balanced scorecard, strategy, information and intellectual capital - Judith Broady-Preston PART D: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 11. Knowledge management and information management: review of empirical evidence = France Bouthillier and Kathleen Shearer 12. 'The nonsense of knowledge management' revisited - T. D. Wilson PART E: INFORMATION STRATEGY 13. Information systems strategy formation in higher education institutions: lateral trust - David Allen 14. Healthcare information management and technology strategy: the story so far - Hugh Preston 15. National information infrastructure and the realization of the Singapore IT2000 initiative - Cheryl Marie Cordeiro and Suliman Al-Hawamdeh.