Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Lynda Davies, Paul Ledington
      Pages 1-8
  3. The learning process of soft systems methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Lynda Davies, Paul Ledington
      Pages 10-29
    3. Lynda Davies, Paul Ledington
      Pages 30-56
  4. Soft systems modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Lynda Davies, Paul Ledington
      Pages 84-104
    3. Lynda Davies, Paul Ledington
      Pages 105-131
  5. Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 132-132
    2. Lynda Davies, Paul Ledington
      Pages 133-157
    3. Lynda Davies, Paul Ledington
      Pages 158-164
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-169

About this book


The book shows how information management can be treated as an active learning process in which computer-based technology can be both supportive and enhanced. Information is brought into focus as the key aspect of information management with Technology being viewed as complementary. Information in Action shows how the technical aspects of managing information can usefully be treated as techniques for systematically managing learning and change. This is how information in action is created, used and reconstructed, through learning.


computer information information management learning management modeling reflection techniques technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.University of QueenslandAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Information in Action
  • Book Subtitle Soft Systems Methodology
  • Authors Lynda Davis
    Paul Ledington
  • Series Title Macmillan Information Systems Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-56539-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-12698-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 169
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Information Systems and Communication Service
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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